Geographers Quizzed at Annual Event
On Wednesday evening, Claires Court Senior Boys and Girls Quizzers were joined by teams from Desborough College and Holyport College for the annual Geography Association World Wise Quiz. Senior Girls were represented by Isabelle, Serena, Hannah, Sophie, Katie and Anna. Senior Boys were represented by Alfie, Matt and James.
The event was run this year by our very own Geography Department, ably assisted by Mr Bevis and some of the Sixth Form geographers. The teams were put through their paces with their geographical knowledge and were tested on UK counties, Brazil and the Olympics, famous UK and world landmarks, OS map skills, fieldwork skills, a geographical alphabet run and a mixed bag round where they could be asked anything about Geography!
It was a close run, but one team from Desborough had clearly been in training for many months and took an early lead. Despite knowing some obscure global landmarks and being able to decode some of the more far flung counties of the UK (do you know where Merionethshire is?!) the Claires Court teams were unable to take the top spot. Nonetheless Senior Boys scored 98 points, coming in 2nd place and Senior Girls scored 90 points coming in 3rd place. Mrs Butterfield, Head of Geography has said she is very proud of the teams.