Cluny triumphant but praise heaped on all school quiz kids

FIVE TEAMS COMPETED in the recent final of the annual Moray primary schools quiz – and there had to be a new name on the shield.

All five finalists had never before claimed the gold standard in the contest so whoever emerged victorious was going to be a new winner.

IN the event, that turned out to be the kids from Cluny, who emerged from a tight contest as winners over Bishopmill, Botriphnie, Dyke and Hythehill.

In a tense first round the scores remained close – but by the end it was Cluny who emerged clear winners, prompting the Chair of the Children and Young People’s Services Committee, Councillor Tim Eagle to heap praise on them and all who took part.

Councillor Eagle was encouraged to attend the final by his daughter – and left mightily impressed by the work the young people had put in, telling insideMoray: “I was very impressed with the level of knowledge across all the schools.

“I myself was stumped on many of the questions especially on American Literature – but the pupils present were excellent at working together to find the answers.

“I was very proud to see Cluny do so well with a very strong team performance on their own questions as well as a quick hand when buzzing in to catch the bonus questions.

“I cannot thank the many school and library staff enough for the hard work that goes into preparing for events like this. These events truly showcase the very best of our education system and all the pupils did so well – now I can’t wait to see what happens next year.”