PMB Girls’ High win schools quiz

2015-06-11 06:00

PIETERMARITZBURG Girls’ High School has won the second round of this year’s BDO Schools Quiz for Pietermaritzburg schools held at Hilton College recently and will go on to compete in the finals at Clifton School on 21 May.

The victorious team, who beat 10 Pietermaritzburg schools, scored 77 points ahead of St Anne’s Diocesan College who came in second with 74 points.

The quiz takes the form of a round-robin competition in which teams of four Grade 10 and 11 pupils are asked general knowledge questions.

The winners of the final round are given the chance to choose an underprivileged school as recipients of books to the value of R10 000, sponsored by BDO and Booksandamp;Books. Each of the four winning teams also win the latest Apple iPod shuffle from BDO while the team in second place take home R500 worth of book vouchers from Booksandamp;Books.

This is the sixth year the competition has been organised by the Durban office of international audit, tax and advisory firm, BDO.

“It is always a pleasure to attend the regional rounds. Although the competition is intense this is balanced by a feeling of camaraderie and good humour because while everyone wants to win, there is no doubt that they are enjoying the challenge,” said Sally Juckes, BDO audit and assurance partner­.

Participating schools included St Charles College, Epworth High, St Johns Diocesan School for Girls, Michaelhouse, St Nicholas Diocesan School, Hilton College, The Wykeham Collegiate, Grace College, St Anne’s Diocesan College and Maritzburg College

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