Felsted School are through to the Regional Semi Finals of the National Schools’ Challenge after beating Bancroft’s School (530-510) and The Leys (590-540) in back to back matches.
The competition is run along the same lines as University Challenge with two teams competing against each other with hands on buzzers in rounds of general knowledge. The winning team of four consisted of Imogen Gander (Yr 12 Capt.), Hugo Jenkins (Yr 12), Holly Pilcher (Yr 9) and Elliott Gander (Yr 9).
The matches were incredibly closely fought with Felsted making an impressive comeback in the closing few minutes of the match against The Leys. The winning team now wait to hear who they will play in the Semi Finals in the New Year, which could still be a second Felsted team, who remain in the competition.
This is the third quiz success for Felsted School in a matter of weeks, with the Preparatory School Year 5 and 6 team proceeding to the second round of the Quiz Club National Key Stage 2 Science Competition, and the Senior Maths team coming third in the regional Senior Maths Challenge.
Headmaster Chris Townsend comments: “As well as being very exciting contests, the knowledge shown across a wide range from classical literature to trivia was hugely impressive. It is great to see Felsted competing at this level, and I wish the team every success in the next stage of the competition.”