Quiz Club National Inter-school Competition
On Wednesday 29th January, our Year 5 and 6 Science Quiz Teams went to the Science Museum IMAX theatre to represent Alpha at the regional heats of the National Inter-School Science Quiz Club Competition. The IMAX theatre has one of the biggest cinema screens in Europe so there were no complaints about not being able to see the board! The questions on the day ranged from microscopic life to the stars in galaxies far, far away and they reminded us of the pressure of the contestants on ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’ Both Alpha Teams did fantastically well.
The ‘Great Glasses Group’ which consisting of Khiya, Morayo, Vedika and Siddharth, scored 1555 points, beating Haberdashers’ Team 2, Balgowan, Danes Hill, Northcote Lodge , Cheam Fields, Kerem School, Russell House Team 2 , Green Street, Alleyn’s Team 2, Northcote Lodge, Hornsby House and Belmont School.
The ‘Super Serious Scientist' group consisting of Rian, Advait, George and Arjun B, scored 1935 points, beating all of the above and Merchant Taylors’, Haberdashers’ Team 1, Glendower School, Hornsby House, Ibstock Place, Alleyn's, Gayhurst, Homefield Prep, Robin Junior, Farringtons, The Hall Team 2 and Breaside Prep School.
The children enjoyed the quiz and we hope to have scored high enough to qualify for the finals later this year.
Quiz Club National SCIENCE Finals
2019 – 2020
Alpha Preparatory School:
THIRD PLACE IN THE UK!
In the summer term, one of our Science teams reached the finals of the National Science Quiz. To achieve a place in the finals was a tremendous achievement in itself, as we had not managed to get into the finals for a number of years. Due to Lockdown, unfortunately the event was postponed until this term, meaning some students from our previous Year 6 team have left the school. However, one participant, who is now a student in Year 7 at QE Boys School, managed to come back to Alpha for the afternoon to compete in the event.
During the quiz, the team got off to a rocky start! However, they managed to work together, persevere and they managed to get some very difficult scientific questions correct. At the end of the quiz, we did not know in which position we stood, as the judges had to total the scores and would announce the top 10 teams at a later time. Our team were not expecting to score highly, as we knew we did get some questions wrong at the start.
It came as quite a shock when the results were announced with 'Alpha Preparatory School' coming in 3rd place overall with 1560 points. We were over Moon upon hearing this result – there were 442 teams (1768 children) from 308 schools who entered the competition and 44 school finalists.
We would like to congratulate the team members for all their hard work and perseverance in the finals. We are incredibly proud of them!