St Cronan's team comes first in quiz
St Cronan's Boys National School in Bray has been crowned the national winner of the 28th All Ireland Credit Union Schools Quiz.
The team beat off stiff competition from their rival teams in the under 11-13 years age category at the grand final in the RDS last Sunday.
'We are exceptionally proud of the boys,' said organising teacher Karl Ó Broin, speaking about the victory earned by Luke, Josh, Adam and Ben.
'It is a truly remarkable achievement to win the national final and they are fantastic ambassadors for our school.' They each received an engraved salver and an Amazon Echo. The school also received a cheque for €1,250. More than 90 teams of four from across the island of Ireland made it through to the national final following the knock-out stages at local and regional level.
The participating teams were accompanied by families, relatives, teachers and friends who enthusiastically cheered them on throughout the afternoon.
Quizmaster, Today FM DJ Fergal D'Arcy, ensured the atmosphere remained light-hearted while the competing teams grappled with the more difficult questions.
The hotly contested quiz is run by the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) each year and attracts more than 25,000 participants.
The local and regional rounds were organised by credit union volunteers and took place in over 300 venues between January and March.
The questions for the quiz are compiled each year by primary school teachers and cover topics such as geography, history, music, literature and sport.
The event is a popular fixture on the annual schools calendar and aims to encourage and develop teamwork and collaboration between schoolchildren.
It is one of the central events in the ILCU's programme of youth initiatives.