Students Julia Wallén and Sandor Billefjord sitting on a table in the school's tegelklädda living room with a certificate and a trophy in front of him.
hardly believe that it is true. On paper, it had seen almost impossible. The school has only 175 students and a single femteklass.
"When we did the audition from the beginning, we thought really that we would go this far," says Sandor.
But their class 5A on the Nåntunaskolan in Uppsala have taken it all the way to the riksfinalen in the Swedish Radio and Swedish television's popular quiz ”Vi I femman”, where fifth graders from across the country compete in general knowledge.
been a long one. More than 52.000 students from across the country participated in the competition. The competition aired in november in the SVT's Used and consisted of a knowledge test, with 25 questions for the whole class. What is the name of the capital of Nepal? The eighth planet in our solar system? Sweden's third largest lake? What is called a backwards somersault in English? Which temperature scale is used in the united states?
The 200 best classes in Sweden went to the local quarter - and semi-finals, which was broadcasted in the Swedish Radio P4. Each class was represented by the girl and the guy who succeeded best in kunskapstestet.
" Sandor is a good pupil in school and chemistry is one of his favorite subjects. I see more on the news and can more about what's going on in the world, " says Julia, who, along with Sandor represents Nåntunaskolan.
" We complement each other well and have been friends since kindergarten. It makes us feel safe with each other, " says Sandor.
the fight against other fifth graders in the Village were Nåntunaskolan in the region finals. Frågetävlingen was very even and was decided on the last question, which was about a religion and where they got the five clues. The opposing team were three points and took a chance right after the first clue, which was that one of the religious feasts called Vesak.
They replied judaism and I think they mixed up buddisternas Vesak with the jewish feast of Pesach. Because they were wrong, we were ready as the winner. It was a very nervous, " says Sandor.
" A guy in the opposing team had looked at us and said: ”Those, them, we win very easy against.” So it was extra fun to win, " says Julia.
Classmates said before the final that, even if they would be a little discouraged if we lost, then no one would be sur.
Nåntunaskolan was one of 25 winners across the country. But only three classes went on to riksfinalen. A reporter on the P4 Uppland came to school and announced in the live broadcast to the class 5A scored such a high score that they went there.
" What is so nice is that our class is like a small family. All comfortable with one another. Classmates said before the final that, even if they would be a little discouraged if we lost, then no one would be sur, " says Julia.
Both she and Sandor stresses that the whole class is behind the success. They also see an advantage in that the school is small. To all all know. The class teacher Adrian Julin agree with.
– the Whole class have been involved and have peppat Julia and Sandor. There is great cohesion in the class and the competition has strengthened the class even more. No one had expected to go on to the Swedish final, for it has never happened at our school before. So there is a lot of fun, " he says.
in 1963, of the artist and the composer Ulf Peder Olrog, who was then underhållningschef on the Radio. The name of the contest came radioproducenten Bengt Eric Nordell. Today it is Sweden's largest kunskapstävling for children.
the programme for the 56th year in a row shall be determined meets Nåntunaskolans 5A Lackarebäcksskolans class 5B in Gothenburg and class 5D at Enskede skola in Stockholm. The finale airs on march 9, from Växjö in sweden in SVT:s Used to Sveriges Radio P4.
" Hopefully it goes good but we will not be disappointed if we come third. Then we are the third smartest femteklassen in Sweden. It is not bad it either, " says Julia.