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National Quiz Success

For the sixth consecutive year, Birkdale entered two teams into the National Prep School General Knowledge Quiz competition and for the sixth consecutive year, one of our teams won the regional heat to progress to the National Semi-Finals. Even more impressively, in each of the last three years, the two Birkdale teams have finished 1st and 2nd in the regionals, defeating teams from all local schools.

With some fascinating and incredibly difficult questions on topics such as the composition of sea water, the US Civil War, Central American flags and British cyclists, both teams showed incredible knowledge as a ding dong battle ensued for top spot. At the end of the fortieth question, it was Team 1 who had just stolen the trophy with a brilliant score of 2310 – one of the highest scores in the 140 heats to date. The team of Sam Hormis, James Herrick, Max Insull and Jacob Jordan now progress to next term’s semi-final looking to emulate last year’s team in making the National Final.

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