Last Friday, 12 intrepid children set off to Chesham Prep School with Mr Bridges and Mrs Izard, to take part in the Regional Heat of the Years 5 and 6 Science Quiz Championship.
We had entered 2 teams of 4 children and had 4 travelling reserves. Questions were wide ranging, from Astronomy to X-rays and the lead changed hands several times during the first round of 30 questions, but at the end, the 2 Gateway teams were in equal first place, something never witnessed before! The second round was made up of 10, higher value questions and one of our teams held onto the lead to the end of the contest and collected the winner’s trophy and badges, with our second team dropping down from 2nd to 3rd place at very last question. They all did an absolutely fantastic job and the parent supporters were gripped to their seats to the very end!
Consequently, we have qualified for the National Semi Final, which takes place at University College School in Hampstead on Monday 7 December.
Children involved were: Peter N, Teddy O (Yr6), Dominic H and Jack I (Yr 5) who qualified for the Semi Final; William S, Josh H (Yr6), Charlie B and Oakley D (Yr5) in 3rd Place. Our reserves were Freya B-H, Jamie R (Yr6), Abby B and Marcus M (Yr5). My thanks go out to all of them!