Students prove knowledge of global affairs
A team of Forest View High School students proved they could take on Waikato’s best in world affairs at a Global Challenge quiz.
Tokoroa was well represented as students studying science, accounting, economic and business got a chance to put their knowledge to the test.
Competing against 16 schools, six year 12 students walked away second place winners.
Student Kathleen Taylor said they were surprised to see they were first place during half time.
‘‘We were like, what! We moved down the ranking but second was still quite good,’’ Kathleen said.
The senior team were up against some tough competition but managed to ‘‘hold their own,’’ against St Peter’s School who came first, teacher Melanie Tatham said.
‘‘We were stoked from where they came,’’ she said.
‘‘They were great ambassadors for our community.
‘‘At first they were really nervous coming from a decile one school. It was student driven and we were really proud of them.’’
Student Madison Clarke said she learnt that how you look or where you come from means nothing.
‘‘Even though they may look really fancy and stuff it doesn’t mean that there learning is better.’’
The junior team did well coming in sixth equal.
This is the first time the school has competed and teacher Tatham said the students were really keen to go.
The quiz was organised by Lincoln University to encourage students to think about the world around them and future career paths.
Forest View High School students Matthew Matin, Bethany Koia, Madison Clarke, Kathleen Taylor, Navpreet Kaur, Dong Mei Lim and (not pictured) Kieran Delandy and Kirsty Parker kept St Peter’s School on their toes.