On Thursday the 9th of February we welcomed Mr Kirk, from Uppingham School, to The Grove to run our very first house quiz event. The teams were made up of the top 4 scorers in each house after the whole school quiz last week.
Mr Kirk brought with him a University Challenge quiz machine that allowed the teams to buzz in to answer questions and electronically keep track of the scores. In the first round Dean took on Rockingham, in what proved to be a see-saw of a tie. The lead repeatedly changed hands throughout and it was not until the final round of questions that Rockingham were able to secure the victory by just 30 points. In the second match Arden and Dean faced of in another close encounter. However this time Wyre raced into an early lead until some excellent late answers from Arden saw them mount a fine come back to with by 60 points.
The final ensued with the Arden and Rockingham teams both keen to take the title. Again it was a very close affair that swung both ways at the start before Rockingham looked like the were going to run away with the title. However, Arden showed great resilience again and were able to pick up a lot of extra points in their bonus rounds to haul Rockingham back in. Going into the last question there were just 10 points in it but Arden managed to take control of the final set of bonuses to win by 20 points.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the quiz and the spectators who supported their houses so well. We look forward to the event returning in the future.
1st - Arden (Jasmine Fadayini, Juimeriah Francis, Jacob Foster, Gabriella English)
2nd - Rockingham (Findlay Hovell, Iraa Kulkarni, Rohit Rajaraman, Emily Ying-Clifton, Mariam Elakama)
3rd = Wyre (Isaac Henshaw, Dean Quinton, Darina Vieceli Fitch, Elijah Martey) & Dean (Harry Dunning, Dami Omotosho, Chloe Cave, Tiya Mistry)
Year Winners School Quiz:
Year 8 - Joseph Gwena
Year 7 - Jasmine Fadayini
Year 6 - Darina Vieceli Fitch
Year 4 - Findlay Hovell
Year 3 - Sophie Hartley-Wiley