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Teams to Battle it out to be the 2024 Credit Union Schools Quiz Champions

Posted on: 17 Jan 2024

The Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) is delighted to announce the launch of the 2024 Credit Union Schools Quiz. Children across Ireland are getting ready to team up within their schools as the Quiz returns for another year of challenging fun.

The Schools Quiz, which attracts more than 25,000 participating students each year, is run over three stages between the months of January to April.

  • Stage 1 (Credit Union Stage) begins on Friday 26th through to Monday 29th January.
  • Successful teams will then advance to Stage 2 (Chapter Stage), the regional rounds, which takes place over the weekend of Friday 1st March to Sunday 3rd March.
  • Winners from the regional rounds will progress to the grand final which will again be held at the RDS, Dublin on Sunday 7th April 2024. 100 teams will battle it out in a nail-biting duel to be crowned the 2024 Schools Quiz Champions, as well as securing a €4,000 prize for the overall winning schools.

The competition is divided by age group into two categories. Competition A is categorised for entrants under 11 years of age and Competition B is for children under 13 years of age. A prize of €1,250 is up for grabs for the prevailing teams of each category for their schools, with the runners up receiving €750 for their school. Prizes will also be awarded to teams at the local and regional finals. 

Martin Busch, President of the ILCU said “We are looking forward to another exciting year of the Credit Unions Schools Quiz. The Quiz is a significant event in both credit unions’ and the academic calendar each year, it is an opportunity for not only the students, but everyone involved to enjoy. Best of luck to everyone competing this year, we will be eagerly awaiting finalists at the RDS, Dublin in April. And if there is one thing to remember, have fun and do it for your team!”

Credit unions offer a number of educational resources for children, parents and teachers to guide on promoting financial literacy from a young age. This includes Start Money Smart for primary age children and Clued In for secondary school students. Both programmes were developed by teachers and provide a range of engaging and interactive activities, in line with the curriculum subjects of Maths, History and Business Studies. They are freely available for teachers in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Schools should contact their local credit union to see if they are participating in the Quiz. Additional information on the Schools Quiz is available at creditunion.ie.