MELROSE Primary School will represent the Scottish Borders in the prestigious Euroquiz in Edinburgh this afternoon.

The annual quiz normally takes place in the debating chamber of the Scottish Parliament however the venue has been changed this year to McEwan Hall within Edinburgh University.

The contest is open to all P6 pupils across Scotland and creates an enthusiasm for learning, developing the ability to work in teams and communicate effectively, and ultimately increasing their confidence and range of core skills.

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The Borders heats took place virtually on Wednesday, March 15.

And the Melrose youngsters beat off strong competition from 13 other primary schools in the region to reach the grand final which takes place at 1pm.

A total of 31 teams from throughout the country will take part.

The subjects covered included languages, history, geography, culture and European affairs.

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The Melrose squad that won the heats in March consisted of Tom Hume, Ruby Jackson, Libby Ketteridge, Molly Trewartha, Effie Lindsay and Eliza Middleton and scored an impressive 51 out of 60 points.

A spokesperson from the school said: “We are all so proud of the Euroquiz team here at Melrose Primary School.

“Their hard work and determination has paid off and they are already so excited to represent their school and the Borders in the final.”