Shrewsbury School

Geography quizzing team retain their Worldwise Trophy

Thursday 13 November 2014

Congratulations to Fourth Formers Tom Hughes, Rob Ford and James Crewdson, who came first in the Shropshire and Borders Branch of the Geographical Association Worldwise Quiz on Wednesday.

The event was held in Moreton Hall School and was sponsored by the Field Studies Council (FSC), whose headquarters are based at Preston Montford, near Shrewsbury. The FSC are partners of the Geographical Association, the national subject association for Geography Education.

In the first round, our B team (Gus Lloyd, Christian Cavenagh-Thornhill and Sergey Vartanov - all SH) scored 71 points out of 100 and were placed in fifth position. However our A team (Tom Hughes (Ch), Rob Ford and James Crewdson (both S) scored 90/100 and finished in first place. The top four schools qualified for the final round and included hosts Moreton Hall, Thomas Adams and Adams’ Grammar as well as ourselves.

In the final, there were five rounds. After the first round, our A team were in bottom place, but they managed to claw their way into third place by the end of the fourth round. The last round was a quickfire contest where teams had to answer a maximum of ten questions in a minute, each question being worth two marks. They managed to answer 9/10 correctly, thereby scoring 18 points, and pipped Adams’ Grammar at the post by three marks to retain the trophy once again.

The boys also won a book presented by the FSC and a day’s free fieldwork for 20 pupils. The Geography Faculty has decided to donate this to the Faith Primary School in Everton, which is close to Shrewsbury House.

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