Redland High School played host to the Worldwise Quiz 2015 on Thursday Nov 20th. Eleven teams from Red Maids’, Bristol Grammar, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Redland High, St Mary Redcliffe and Temple Schools and Ashton Park competed in this annual event that tests geographical knowledge for Years 8 -10. Among the rounds were Alphabet, Geography in the News, Fieldwork Round, OS Mapping Round, What Island Is This?
The lead changed hands at the end of each round and resulted in a tense climax. Contestants had to decide whether to pitch early with their answers in the final round for maximum points, or play conservatively. Eventual winners were Bristol Grammar School (Year 11). They will be joined in the regional final by second-placed Redland High School A against teams from Bath. Third place went to St Mary Redcliffe 1, who gambled succesfully in the final round to jump from 5th place.
Thanks to the organisers – Janet Neil, Gail Holliday and Chloe Gibson; quizmaster – Tony Hoare; and geography staff from the schools for logistical support on the night.
Well done to all the teams involved.