St. Andrews School win the City Finals of Pearson National School Quiz competition

Students from St. Andrews School win the City Finals of Pearson National School Quiz competition

Andrews school won the City Finals round of Pearson National School Quiz competition held in Hyderabad. The team won the first round and will be representing the region for the nation-wide series of the prestigious competition to be held across 11 cities through the month of November, followed by a semi- final and grand finale round which would be organized at Bangalore, in December 2015.

Miss Sadhana Adkay from 8th Std. and Master Sai Sanhith from 7th Std.of St Andrews School comprised the winning team. 219 of the best teams from across Hyderabad congregated to compete for the title. Hillside School – Jubilee Hills Road, Pearson Schools-Kompally and Vista Schools – Gachibowli hosted the competitions in Hyderabad.

The competition aimed at creating an opportunity for students to showcase their talent at a national platform featured a perfect amalgamation of individual competition and team collaboration. The format of the quiz is structured in a manner that not only tests the knowledge of students but also requires them to apply sophisticated team tactics. The students engaged in an intellectual battle throughout the quiz. It acted as the perfect platform for students to learn the importance of fostering team spirit and indulging in healthy competition.

The winning team

The questions at the quiz ranged from an entire spectrum of topics from the school curriculum of 5th-8thgrade and also included a certain amount of current events, sports, and popular culture. Pearson has partnered with Nexus Consulting for the content, conduct and research of the competition.

Pitting their wit and knowledge against teams from Indian Global International School, All Saint High School, Holy Angels High School, St. Andrews, Good Shepherd School, Suchithra Academy, Vignan Global Gen, to name a few, the students from St Andrews School sustained momentum till the end eventually attaining the City Finals title. The team scored the highest points in the quiz and answered questions in the shortest span of time.

Commenting on the victory of the students in the first round, Harish Doraiswamy,

Vice President-Direct Delivery, Schools vertical, Pearson India said, “It is imperative for students to go beyond education that is confined to a set of text books and the four walls of a classroom. This quiz intends to promote healthy competition among students. It is extremely important to put competition to educational use in an ever-evolving information and digital age to help broaden the horizons of knowledge and ensure all round development of children. Such quiz competitions are also excellent platforms for students to showcase their talent on a national platform.”

At the city level round, screening tests are held initially from which 8 teams comprising 2 students will eventually represent the finals on stage. The team that wins this level moves forward into the semi-finals to be held at Bangalore in December 2015 followed by finals on the same day. The cost of travel to Bangalore and accommodation, for attending the National Finals will be borne by Pearson for members of the city-level winning team, with one accompanying teacher.

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