National final of the European game Euro Run: schoolchildren from Vilnius know the euro best
The Bank of Lithuania hosted the final of the online Euro Run game for schoolchildren, encompassing 19 European countries; the game took place in Kaunas, where four schoolchildren who knew the most about euro banknotes and coins, along with their teams, competed. The team from Vilnius ‘Versmė’ Catholic Gymnasium, led by Gedvinas Švarnas Gedminas, were the victors.
The champions of the national final were congratulated by Vitas Vasiliauskas, Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania, who said: ‘It is likely that in the future you and your peers will use less cash, but today, when cash money is still popular in our country, it is very useful to know how to differentiate a real banknote from a counterfeit’.
Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania Vitas Vasiliauskas congratulates the team from Vilnius ‘Versmė’ Catholic Gymnasium (photo by V. Skaraitis, BFL).
Second place in the Euro Run game went to the team from class 6A of Alytus ‘Volungė’ primary school; third place — class 6D of the same school; while fourth place — to representatives from the Vilnius Barbora Radvilaitė primary school.
Photo by V. Skaraitis (BFL)
Children aged 9–12, living in euro area countries, were able to participate in the Euro Run online competition, which lasted three months (from 25 November 2015 to 25 February 2016). Lithuanian schoolchildren were among the most active children in Europe. As many as 15 schoolchildren from Lithuania made it to the top-100 best players in the euro area. In Lithuania, 2,616 players participated in the Euro Run (nearly a fourth of all euro area players), while 865 players participated in the competition (almost a fifth of all participants).
The Euro Run game was organised by the European Central Bank and the Bank of Lithuania.
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