Tralee Area Schools Win At Cara Credit Union Quiz

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The winners in the U13 category Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn with second place Spa NS and third place Scoil Mhuire Killorglin at the annual Cara Credit Union Schools Quiz was held on Sunday at the Kerry Sports Academy – Institute of Technology Tralee. Photo By Domnick Walsh

SCHOOLS from the Tralee area were prizewinners at the Cara Credit Union Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz on Sunday last in the Kerry Sports Academy.

25,000 primary school children all over Ireland tested their brain power at their annual Credit Union Schools Quiz with questions compiled nationally by primary school teachers covering such general topics as geography, history, music, literature and sport.

Cara Credit Union were delighted to host 49 teams from 26 primary schools throughout Tralee, Castleisland, Killorglin and surrounding areas as 196 children battled it out in a nerve-wrecking competition.

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The theme of the 2020 Credit Union School Quiz was the ‘Let the Battle Commence’ and indeed it was a battle as we saw tie breakers in both the under 11 and under 13 age categories.

In the Under 11 age category, 1st place was awarded to Listellick National School, 2nd place to Ardfert National School and after a 6-way tie breaker 3rd place was awarded to Knockaderry National School in Farranfore.

U11 category winners Listellick NS with second place Ardfert NS and third place Knockaderry NS at the annual Cara Credit Union Schools Quiz was held on Sunday 2rd of February in the Kerry Sports Academy – Institute of Technology Tralee. Photo By Domnick Walsh

In the Under 13 age category after a very tense tie breaker 1st place was eventually awarded to Gaelscoil Mhic Easmiann in Tralee, 2nd place to Spa National School and 3rd place to Scoil Mhuire in Killorglin.

The aim of the Credit Union School Quiz is to encourage local children to work together and see what they are capable of achieving as part of a team.

Speaking about the quiz Pa Laide, CEO of Cara Credit Union said, “We were delighted with the support from all the schools who battled it out for the fun filled action packed two hours. With the talent in the room it’s obvious that the future is in safe hands. Our thanks to all the schools, students and their families and of course to the Cara Credit Union’s team for making this event one of the biggest events on the school calendar.”

Siobhan Donnelly Marketing and Development Officer said “We are humbled with the support we receive from our local schools and together we wish to improve financial literacy for our future generations.  The School Quiz along the Art Competition are two of the highlights of our year and we encourage all our younger members to get involved”.

First and second place winners in both categories will now go on to represent Cara Credit Union at the next stage of Credit Unions Schools Quiz, the Chapter (regional) round of the National Schools Quiz.

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