We are incredibly proud to announce that the Michael Faraday quiz team has been crowned the winners of the London Knowledge Quiz. Six pupils from Year 5 were triumphant at the grand final held at the Museum of London. In total over 150 schools competed for the title.
This is a major achievement for the students – Jayna, Lawrence, Nicole, Shiva, Sonny and Tomiwa, along with staff member Dave who has been preparing the team for the finals.
The London Knowledge Quiz was launched by Mayor Boris Johnson with the aim of helping young people to learn more about their city. Two qualifying rounds needed to be overcome by the team before reaching the final, where we competed with two other schools.
All three teams performed superbly in the opening round themed around London Skylines. Maximum points were achieved, setting up the close contest that was to follow.
The second round contained questions all about London transport. The third round was a Call my Bluff style of questioning called Tall Tales. The contestants were presented with artefacts such as an old brick. They had to identify if this was a Roman brick, a brick from the Fire of London, or a brick from the Blitz.
Michael Faraday School performed well in these rounds, but we were still trailing by 32 points behind the school that took the lead going into the final round.
This is where the skill and judgement of quiz team coach Dave came into play. The fourth round was based on specialist knowledge of a topic nominated by the team. Dave identified that our team had outstanding knowledge on London icons. This was a shrewd judgement as the team achieved maximum points and finished as the grand winners!
A magnificent trophy was brought back to Michael Faraday School by our triumphant team. All pupils were also awarded a copy of the Book of London, as well as certificates to reflect their achievements. We are immensely proud of the manner in which Jayna, Lawrence, Nicole, Shiva, Sonny and Tomiwa were able to represent our school.