Stu­dents prove knowl­edge of global af­fairs

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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.

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