Castlehill triumphs at annual Rotary quiz

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Teams from Castlehill placed first and second in the annual Rotary Club of Campbeltown primary schools quiz.

Senior students from schools across the area were quizzed on topics including maths, computing, science, nature and art on their quest to win the Kintyre trophy.

As well as the cup, members of winning team Castlehill Two, Kirstie Renton, Mae Barr, James MacMillan and Lewis Graham, were presented with illustrated English dictionaries.

They will now represent Campbeltown at the West of Scotland heats at Pollockshaws Burgh Hall, Glasgow, on May 21.

The top three teams at that event go to the Scotland event in Stirling in June, competing against the winners of Rotary quizzes from across the country.

Quiz master Alan Milstead, standing in for Pat Healey, put seven teams of four pupils through their paces during six rounds of 10 questions at the Kintyre heat in Dalintober Primary School.

The second placed team was Castlehill One and in third place was Drumlemble.

Mr Milstead thanked the pupils for taking part. He was pleased by the increase in the numbers of teams competing and the good turnout of supporters.

He said: ‘Thanks to all the schools for competing. My colleagues and I had a great time. And thanks to Dalintober for hosting the event yet again.’

Members of the Rotary at the quiz commented on the good sportsmanship of the teams from Dalintober who were first up to congratulate Castlehill on their success.