This September and October, eighteen primary schools from Worcester and the surrounding areas participated in the thirteenth 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 Claines, Northwick Manor, Nunnery Wood and St George’s C.E. primary schools. These four teams valiantly battled against each other in the Grand Final on Tuesday and relished ten rounds in which they tackled questions about: general knowledge; autumn; English language and literature; foreign languages; music; history; the news; maths; landmarks; and tantalising photographs of close-ups.
Northwick Manor Primary were a thrilled but magnanimous team, and were presented with the winners’ trophy and a cheque for £200. (The winning quiz team from Northwick Manor Primary School with Quiz Master Mr Tom Jeavons below).
Claines CE Primary were strong runners-up, 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.
Headmaster of The King’s School, Matthew Armstrong, said: ‘Once again, our quiz has been enormous fun throughout, and we’ve been impressed with the children’s strong team work and determined approach to every single round. Congratulations to Northwick Manor on their success, and to all of the schools for doing so well. We’re looking forward to next year already.’
Sian Williams, Headteacher of Northwick Manor Primary School, said: ‘This evening has been fantastic. It’s always a great atmosphere and the children always raise their game and enjoy themselves. We’re thrilled to win, but all the teams did superbly.’