To help raise money for new books in the library, the librarians and Mrs Hodgson organised an event in the main hall based on the popular TV quiz show, University Challenge.
Two teams participated in the event: University of Life and Universally Challenged. Mrs Crowson was the captain of the University of Life team which consisted of Dr Roberts, Mr Lovelady and Mr Adshead. Team captain for Universally Challenged was Miss Devlin and her teammates were Mr Flanagan, Mr Davenport and Ms Russell.
If you were wondering why Mr Adshead had a toy wizard on his desk or what the monkey next to Mr Lovelady was for, teachers, in spirit of the show, even brought along mascots for their desk.
Not only were they competing in several rounds for the chance to win 10 points for every correct answer, the teams could also lose points if they interrupted the quiz master or gave an incorrect answer.
After battling it out in quizzes about Harry Potter, pop music and religion, the scores were calculated and verified.
And the winner was (drum roll please)…
University of Life! Well done to Mrs Crowson, Dr Roberts, Mr Lovelady and Mr Adshead!
The event raised an amazing £110 for new books in the library and the books bought will be those that have been suggested by students.
“The Librarians helped to organise the event and were really pleased with the turnout of staff and pupils to watch.”- Mrs Hodgson
The quiz also featured Year 12 musicians: Ellen Waters, Ant Harrison, Ellie Conway and Katie Abrahams. They played the celebrated theme tune at the start of the contest.