Richmondshire primary school qualifies for national quiz final

A team from Hunton and Arrathorne CE Primary School has quizzed their way to the Inter-school National General Knowledge Championship finals.

The competition consisted of 50 teams from across the country.

It was hosted online and the teams were asked a variety of 30 general knowledge questions.

Each team was composed of four children from each year group.

The Hunton and Arrathorne year six team was made up of Ruby, Sam, Finlay and Harry, who teachers say were really excited and enthused to compete for the first time in this competition. 

Harry said: “There were 50 teams so we wanted to come in at least the 20. We were flabbergasted when we won”

The rural primary school also entered a year five team who did well to finish joint ninth. 

Newly appointed headteacher, Sam Donaldson said: “I am so incredibly proud of the children.

“As well as a great depth of general knowledge, they also showed real resilience and ambition which is key to one of our golden rules to be driven. 

The year six team is looking forward to the national finals and have been set extra homework of watching The Chase, Tipping Point, Pointless and other quiz shows in preparation for the upcoming competition.