On Thursday 29th April, Cranleigh Prep took part in the Science Quiz Club area heats. This is a competition that we have been entering for the last few years but it normally takes place in groups of 10 school teams. This time we were competing with 45 teams.
Due to the current restrictions, the event took place virtually for the first time. Form 4 competed it in the morning and Form 3 in the afternoon. We entered 3 teams per year.
The teams in the morning collaborated well together, answering the questions accurately and, at the beginning, were topping the leader board. Whilst we have no teams through to the final, I would like to thank each of the pupils for their participation and bravery, competing for the school (and in front of their peers).
It was Form 3’s turn in the afternoon. Again all three teams did very well, working together, answering questions with increasing difficulty and within the 30 seconds. They responded to everything from dinosaurs to John Logie Baird.
I am delighted to say that one team, consisting of Leo F, Zoe S-H, Josh G and Charlie F came second with an overall score of 1800 points, just shy of the 1860 points from the leading team. This means that they have been asked to attend the overall final on 1st July. This is a fantastic achievement – well done!