Clayesmore Prep team is victorious at Junior Schools’ Challenge competition


The Clayesmore Prep quiz team soared to victory at the Junior Schools’ Challenge regional competition this week, earning them a well-deserved place in the forthcoming inter-regional rounds. Charlie, James, Billy and Zain won every round with a combination of quick-fire answers and a measured team approach. Schools’ Challenge is the national general knowledge competition for schools in the United Kingdom. It uses the same rules as University Challenge.

The team got off to a flying start in their first match against Walhampton School which finished with a convincing win of 250-100. They went on to beat Ballard School (360-90) and Bournemouth School for Girls ‘A’ (260-130)  before playing a semi-final against The Pilgrim’s School ( 360-220) and clinching victory in the final round against Bournemouth School for Girls ‘B’ (400-230). Sue Sims, who organises the national Junior Schools’ Challenge competition said in her closing remarks that Clayesmore Prep’s outstanding performance throughout the rounds made them worthy winners.

Well done to the team, and we look forward to hearing about how you get on in the next round!