2018/19 was Crooksbarn’s best year to date in terms of Quiz Club results. For the first time ever, we entered teams in all three competitions – General Knowledge, Science and Mathematics.
The General Knowledge local area heat was the first to take place. The team performed well, but were faced with some tough opposition. Unfortunately, they did not progress to the next round, but they were a credit to the school.
Next was the Science heat. This was the first time that we had entered the Science competition, which made it all the more exciting to not only win the heat but to be fast-tracked to the final. This was held at Oxford University’s Museum of Natural History. The team travelled down the evening before the competition, staying overnight in a hotel, then had the morning to explore the museum before the final began. We were delighted to finish sixth out of all of the state schools taking part in the championship. Well done, team!
Finally, there was the Mathematics Championship. Having come second in the national finals at the Tower of London the previous year, the team – having won their local heat – were challenged to go one better. This final combined both state and private schools, and was held at Oxford University’s Sheldonian Theatre. Again, the team travelled down by train and stayed overnight in a hotel. After spending the morning looking around Oxford, it was time to compete! In an incredibly close contest, it all came down to the last question… and we won! This was an amazing result – number one out of all the state and private schools in the country that had taken part. An absolutely fantastic achievement!
Unfortunately, our participation in the 2020 championships was halted by school closures. However, you can visit the Quiz Club website to register and take part in online quizzes.