“It is a great event to get pupils working collaboratively and it reinforces the importance of learning about languages and other cultures."
Information for Schools
Euroquiz is an annual project open to all P6 pupils across Scotland, which sees teams of four working together to broaden their knowledge of Europe and the wider world. Subjects covered include foreign languages, history, geography, sport, culture and European affairs. Heats take place in every local authority from January to March 2018, with the winning teams from all areas going forward to the National Euroquiz Final held in the Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament in May 2018. Euroquiz creates an enthusiasm for learning, developing pupils' ability to work in teams and communicate effectively, ultimately increasing their confidence and range of core skills. Euroquiz is run by the Scottish European Educational Trust (SEET) and heats are organised in collaboration with each local authority area. SEET works alongside local authorities and schools to provide teachers with the guidance and resources they need to support the development of confident language learners and outward looking engaged citizens.
How to Enter
- Each school may enter one team of four contestants. Substitutes may attend the heat but will only be allowed to take part if one of the team members has to withdraw.
- To enter your team, please complete the Registration Form for schools and return to your local authority Euroquiz organiser. All schools in Scotland will receive this information directly from their local authority organiser. If you have not received a form or do not know who your local organiser is, please get in touch with SEET: firstname.lastname@example.org
- There will be no charge for entering the competition.
- Teachers will be required to help with marking during the heat.
- Travel costs to the heat will need to be covered by the school or local authority. Support may be available from the Scottish European Educational Trust towards the travel costs for the winning teams attending the final in Edinburgh.
Preparing Your Team
- A Resources Sheet is attached. Most recommended resources are available to order free of charge. Please order resources in plenty of time to allow you to prepare your team. In addition, most resources are now available online.
- Sample questions and past papers are available on the Euroquiz Resources tab of the SEET website to help prepare your team.
- The majority of the questions in the heats will be taken from the materials and recommended websites listed on the Resources Sheet, or from those of the Euroquiz Resources page of the SEET website.
- At the heat, questions will be presented on PowerPoint, and pupils will be asked to write down their team answers.- Please make sure that you have permission for photographs of your heat (some of which may appear on the SEET website or social media). If there are any pupils who do not have permission, please inform the quiz organiser in advance of the heat.
- We encourage Euroquiz clubs to take place in schools to allow past participants to work alongside younger learners. This enables learners to participate in or lead on the Euroquiz project through curricular or extra-curricular activities – for example, peer or cross-phase learning. Having a whole school approach is also important in recognising the achievement of pupils taking part.
The Euroquiz Heat – What to Expect
- All questions in the heats are to be answered by the team collectively. They may want to nominate one member to write down the answers.
- There will be 4 rounds for all contestants: Geography (15 questions), Languages (10 questions), Understanding Europe (15 questions) and Culture, History and Sport (20 questions). Understanding Europe questions will include the names of important people and places, basic information about political representation and significant events. It will also give pupils an opportunity to learn about similarities and differences between different countries.
- The questions in the language round will feature French, German, Spanish and Italian. These are listening comprehension questions which have been drawn up together with Education Scotland and SCILT, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages. Language questions and have been recorded by native speakers and are appropriate to the level of language typically studied at P6.
- The top two teams at the end of Round 4 will progress to Round 5, the final round. This includes a compilation of topics from other rounds. Tiebreaker questions will be used where necessary.
- The winning team will be presented with a trophy and will be invited to attend the final in Edinburgh. Each participant will get a pen and a certificate.