CHILDREN GET READY FOR NATIONAL CONTESTS
SCHOOL children at Butlers Court school, Beaconsfield, will be taking part in national competitions as they look to become champions in their chosen discipline.
A team consisting of Jasper Patton, 11, Max Marsh, 10, Francesca Wilson, nine, and Seren Brown, eight, will be taking part in the finals of the Schools National Quiz Championships against 11 other schools.
About 1,400 primary schools entered the competition and the youngsters have answered a wide variety of general knowledge questions to make it to the finals, to be held at the National Naval College, Greenwich, London.
Deputy head teacher Paul Sutton said: “They have a wide range of general knowledge, particularly their geography and history – I think they must know every flag in the world.”
A maths team will then travel to the British Motor Museum, in Gaydon, Coventry, to try to defend the World Championship they won last year against teams from England, Scotland Qatar and Spain.
Ninety thousand pupils around the world are taking part in the challenge and the school’s team of James Hanrahan, 10, Frasier Andrews, 11, Jack Boxley, 11, and Oscar Timms, 11, have programmed a car to race against others in two races to reach this stage using maths skills.
Mr Sutton said: “We are looking forward to an exciting day, although I do not find watching the race good for my nerves.”
Head teacher Jeanette Marshall said: “We are very proud of these pupils representing the school and all those others in school who have competed with them to push them to these high standards.”
Quiz contests: Seren, Jasper, Francesca and Max PHOTO: ALISTAIR WILSON BE161914