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Arduthie top out in primary schools quiz

The Arduthie team: Finn McRobbie, Rachel Taylor, Abby Paterson, Alicia Meiklejohn and Cameron McAlpine.

The Arduthie team: Finn McRobbie, Rachel Taylor, Abby Paterson, Alicia Meiklejohn and Cameron McAlpine.

Teams representing all of Aberdeen, Deeside, Donside and Kincardine battled it out in the Rotary Area Finals of the annual primary schools quiz.

The event was held in the community theatre in Aboyne earlier this month, organised and run by the Rotary Club of Aboyne and Upper Deeside and also well supported by families.

There were 10 rounds of challenging questions from the curriculum and general knowledge.

Each of the Rotary Clubs in the area had previously held heats involving the primary schools in their catchment.

After a closely-fought contest, the Arduthie team came out on to closely followed by Cults.

The two top teams will go forward to the North of Scotland finals to be held in the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen on June 14.

Arduthie School were represented by Rachael Taylor, Abby Patterson Alicia Meiklejohn and Finn McRobbie. Team member Cameron McAlpine saw the team to the semi-finals but missed the final due to a prior engagement.

They were presented with the silver salver by Hilary Gordon, Rotary’s assistant district governor for the Area.

Rotarian Hilary Gordon congratulated all the teams on their achievement and thanked them and their supporters for their involvement.

Rotarian John Halkett, president of Aboyne and Upper Deeside, presented certificates to participants.

Rotary Clubs throughout the UK and around the world exist to serve their communities, locally, nationally and internationally.

One of their areas of work is supporting the development of young people. Many Clubs sponsor academy students to attend Rotary Youth Leadership Award summer camps, as well as supporting local youth groups, and running competitions such as young musicians and young photographers

Anyone who would like to know more about the work of Rotary Clubs, and how to join, is welcome go onto the Rotary website at www.ribi.org

 

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