This September and October, 16 primary schools from Worcester and the surrounding areas participated in the 14th annual Primary Schools’ Quiz organised and hosted by The King’s School, Worcester, in its theatre.
Teams from each of the schools competed enthusiastically over four heats, which were won by Northwick Manor, Nunnery Wood, Pitmaston Primary School and St. George’s Catholic Primary Schools. These four teams valiantly battled against each other in the Grand Final last night and relished ten rounds in which they tackled questions about: general knowledge; geography; English language and literature; board and leisure games; music; history; current affairs; maths; Worcester; and a nail-biting “who am I?” round.
Pitmaston Primary were a thrilled but magnanimous team, and were presented with the winners’ trophy and a cheque for £200.
Just a few points behind were St George’s Catholic, winning themselves a trophy and £150, and all of the participants were presented with medals whilst the teams in third and fourth place received cheques for £100 and £50. All cash prizes were sponsored by School Togs of Worcester, who also gave each participant a School Togs voucher.
Acting Headmaster of The King’s School, Jon Ricketts, said: “It was a great pleasure to be able to welcome all four teams and their supporters to the school yesterday evening. The quality of responses was extremely high and all the finalists showed great subject knowledge. I very much hope that the participants and their family members who joined us in the audience enjoyed the evening as much as we did.”
Mrs Kate Wilcock, Pitmaston Primary Headteacher added: “We are so proud of the Pitmaston Team (Theo, Imogen, Ava & Zack) for winning the 2019 King’s School Quiz. The atmosphere and organisation of the event was excellent. We found it rather nail biting to watch during some of the rounds as the scores became closer and closer. The children’s knowledge was incredible from all four teams across the different rounds. The children have already met to start discussing how they will spend their £200 prize money”.