Maisondieu through to district final of Rotary quiz

Pictured are the Whitehills team (front) and the Maisondieu team with quizmaster David Robinson.
Pictured are the Whitehills team (front) and the Maisondieu team with quizmaster David Robinson.

Brechin Rotary Club hosted a thrilling area final of the annual Rotary District 1010’s Primary School Quiz competition on May 10.

A total of eight primary school teams from across Angus and Mearns, who had already been successful in their own local heats, took part in the competition.

The quiz was held at Brechin High School, with David Robinson filling the role as quizmaster.

The usual high level of competition resulted in one of the closest competitions for many a year, with the lead changing hands several times.

At the end of the quiz Whitehills School from Forfar and Brechin’s own Maisondieu School were level, with the other teams hot on their heels.

The tie-break round between the top two was eventually won by just one question by Whitehills.

The good news is that both Whitehills and Maisondieu will go forward to the District final in Aberdeen on June 14 when they will pit their wits against primary schools from all over the North of Scotland.

Brechin Rotary Club President Jim Houston said: “We are delighted that Maisondieu will be in the final.

“They were so unlucky to be pipped at the post, but they now have a chance to go one better. We wish them all the best.

“The club would also like to thank the High School for providing the venue.”