SOME nine teams of four Primary 7 pupils, engaged in a closely fought contest to proceed to the Borders Heat of the popular quiz.

Haylrude, Kingsland, Priorsford, from Peebles and St Ronans from Innerleithen fielded two teams each, with Walkerburn completing the entrants.

Questions commenced with a Language and Literacy round of five questions and barely a point was dropped.

The next round was Health and Well-being, this was a more challenging round with all teams dropping marks. In all, some eight rounds, or 40 questions were fielded by the children and the clear winner was one of the Priorsford teams.

St Ronans took a creditable second place; both teams had been in the first three, after the second-round results and after six rounds, a Tie-break round was a distinct possibility.

Questions on Maths and Numeracy, Scotland and its People, RME Studies, Expressive Arts, Science and Technology and Pot Luck made up the other rounds.

The Priorsford will now progress to the Borders Heat of the competition at Selkirk which will be held in May, and hopefully emulate the Priorsford team from last year and go on to the final in June.

The photograph shows the winning Priorsford team, from left to right are Charlie Franklin-White, Emma Tennant, Ethan Botwright and Daniel Newsam.