Uttlesford primary schools compete in thrilling general knowledge quiz

Dame Bradbury's Big Quiz winners: Felix Jackson (Year 4), Emma Warden-Hill (Year 5), Sophie Ollerens

Dame Bradbury's Big Quiz winners: Felix Jackson (Year 4), Emma Warden-Hill (Year 5), Sophie Ollerenshaw (Year 6) and Charlie Stalker (Year 3). - Credit: Archant

WHAT is a Stradivarius? When was the Russian Revolution? What gas makes Neptune look so blue?

These were some of the brain-teasers posed when the Quiz Club National Inter-School Quiz Championship 2012/2013 came to Dame Bradbury’s School for a local area heat, putting five primary schools through their paces in a tense and exciting general knowledge challenge.

After 40 nerve-wracking questions, Dame Bradbury’s Team 2 came first with 2,250 points, having led almost from the start, but with Felsted’s Team 2 following closely behind throughout.

Felsted 2 came second, with 2,090 points, and Dame Bradbury’s Team 1 was in third place on 2,015 points.

Twelve teams took part, from Dame Bradbury’s, Friends’ School, Felsted Preparatory School, Howe Green House and Cambridge International School.


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Th championship involves more than 1,200 UK primary schools competing in a high-tech quiz at 120 locations across the country. Teams comprise four players, one from each year group from Year 3 to 6.

Dame Bradbury’s Team 2 will now go forward to the semi-finals, hoping for a place in the national finals in July.

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“This was an exciting competition that gave children a great opportunity to show their excellent general knowledge, and to compete in a friendly but challenging atmosphere,” said deputy head (Prep) Debs White.

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