Children from Years 5 and 6 participated in the Preliminary round of the House General Knowledge competition (Weds 16th March). The children had to answer 50 questions with the top 5 scorers, in each house, qualifying for their team (4 team members and a reserve) in the final; Jack I scored 44.5 to record the highest individual score.
Oakley D, Oliver G, Matteo B, Roisin G (res Imogen C)
William S, Billy GK, Jonty W, Stan C, (res Ethan H)
Harvey C, Theo R, Abby B, Cai L (res William R)
Jack I, Peter N, Freya BH, Adam Y, (res Simon E)
Thursday 7th July
In the final, a team member from each House, take it in turns to answer a question posed via an animated PowerPoint presentation. In the round 11 and 12, (team rounds) conferring is allowed and double points are on offer. To add to the tension and nerves of the contestants, an audience of Year 5 and 6 supporters watched eagerly on.
After 16 questions Brunel, Seacole and Jenner were on 13 points and Barnardo took a slim lead with 14. Barnardo clung on to this lead and after 32 questions the scores were as follows: Brunel 24½, Seacole 25, Jenner 25½ and Barnardo 26½. The 8 team questions (41-48) contributed to an exciting finale. With one question to go any one of three teams could still win; but Barnardo held their lead and clinched the cup!
Final scores: Seacole 43, Jenner 43½, Brunel 44 ½ and Barnardo 45½
Well done to all the children who took part and put their knowledge on the line. The audience also deserve praise for their support and for sitting so patiently in humid conditions.
Congratulations to Barnardo who won the trophy for the 1st time in the competition's 10 year history. HJ