Renfrewshire pupils and older adults teamed up for the seventh annual staging of IQ, Renfrewshire’s Intergenerational Quiz.
More than 300 people took part in IQ2019, which saw primary school pupils team up with older people from the local community.
Ten teams of primary six and seven pupils each joined forces with older adults from local day centres, sheltered housing, seniors’ forums, extra care housing and members of the community.
Together, they were tested on a range of topics including natural history, general knowledge and flags and capital cities alongside practical tests and an opportunity to sing together.
The annual event at the Lagoon Leisure Centre is the culmination of each team meeting regularly in recent months to gen up on their knowledge and build long-lasting relationships.
In a close-run contest, Todholm Terrors were crowned 2019 champions, winning by one point from the Thorn Squad, with Mighty Mossys in third.
Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron was on hand to award the prizes.
She said: “I’ve been fortunate enough to hand out the prizes at the Intergenerational Quiz for the last few years and the event continues to grow from strength-to-strength. I really love the energy and excitement in the room, congratulations to everyone who took part, it looked like everyone had great fun and more importantly built really strong bonds, friendship and respect with one another. Roll on IQ2020!”
Participating teams were:
- Fordbank Primary and Johnstone Seniors Forum
- Mossvale Primary and Springbank Sheltered Housing
- Newmains Primary with Renfrew Day centre
- Ralston Primary with Ralston Day Centre
- St John Ogilvie Primary with Hanover court tenants
- Todholm Primary and Renfrewshire Council Springbank Sheltered Housing
- Thorn Primary and Linstone Housing Farriers Court
- Thorn Primary 7 with Johnstone Day centre and Altpatrick Gardens
- West Primary with Linstone Housing Newton St tenants
- Woodlands Primary with Arnott Gardens extra care tenants
The annual event is organised by Sally Logan, Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator at Renfrewshire Council, Jane McTaggart, Activity Officer and Carolyn Russell, Community Link Worker with Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership.