Pupils from Delamere Academy will pit their wits against children from across the UK in a new CBBC show to find Britain’s smartest school.
To be screened in early 2017, Top Class is a fast-paced, competitive knock-out series which will see the team of Callum Wells, Charlie Noble, Caleb Hughes and Christian Whittal go head-to-head with other Year 6 pupils, as they answer questions designed to test them to their limits.
The series will feature 16 schools and, show by show, they will be whittled down until just one remains to be crowned the smartest school in Britain.
Headteacher at Delamere Academy Steve Docking said: “The whole school is looking forward to watching our team, they are bright pupils and I know they will do us proud.”
In each programme two teams of students will compete against each other in a series of challenging and fun rounds which will cover a wide range of subjects. They will have an opportunity to impress during their pet subject round while teacher, Fran Carter, will be in the hot seat during a pop culture round.
At the end of each show, one school will be eliminated from the competition while the other will progress to the next round.
The show will be hosted by comedian Susan Calman.
She said: “I had so much fun testing these fabulously talented kids; they constantly amazed me with their determination, competitiveness and all-round cleverness! I learned more from them than they did from me!”
Controller of CBBC Cheryl Taylor said: “I’m proud that CBBC is hosting this fantastic opportunity for schools to showcase their intellectual talents. All the competitors did themselves proud and Susan Calman brings her usual comedic genius to this tough tournament.”