A Chester School has won a prestigious academic quiz, beating eleven other independent schools from across the North West in the process.
The team of Year 6 pupils from Queen’s Lower School on Liverpool Road led from the front at the Association of Junior Independent Schools’ AJIS Quiz.
This year the highly competitive quiz was held at Bury Grammar School for Boys. It involved several rounds of questioning – with topics as diverse as art installations, and technology.
Questions included ‘How many times a day does the International Space Station orbit the earth?’ ‘How many bottles are mentioned in all the verses of Ten Green Bottles?’ and ‘How many half marathons would you have to run to reach the moon?’
The winning team was made up of Ava Dempsey, from Rossett, Izzy Morse, from Chester, Jemima Higby, from Northwich, and Isabel White, from Chester and capably led by team captain Mary Brown, from Wirral.
The team has been in training every Thursday lunchtime.
Teacher Mrs Alison Stables said: “Knowing they were in the lead at the interval put a lot of pressure on the girls but they remained focussed and sustained their lead by one point above Bolton Boys’ with Merchant Taylor’s Boys’ coming third. Many congratulations, girls!”