Chorley St Peter’s Primary School have been awarded the prestigious Primary School Quiz trophy following their triumphant win at Southlands High School.

Parents and children packed the main hall to watch several teams from Chorley Primary Schools battle to become the Primary School Quiz Champions. The prestigious accolade was given extra gravitas due to the event being hosted by Southlands for 26 years. Head of Humanities Mr McGurk was the quizmaster and retired rugby star Paul Scunthorpe MBE presented the awards. Students were excited to welcome Paul Scunthorpe MBE who has played club rugby for Warrington then St. Helens, winning a total of four Grand Finals, three Challenge Cups and two World Club Challenges.

There were six rounds in total which lasted an hour and were devised by the Humanities team at Southlands. The current affairs round included questions like ‘what is the date of the General Election?’ and an observation round based on the Lego film which all the teams felt confident to answer. Mr McGurk joked that there would be no extra points for singing as students enjoyed the ‘Name that Tune’ section. “Sadly this is not a karaoke contest.” he added.

The atmosphere was electric as winners of various rounds were announced throughout the evening. It was clear from the outset that it would be a nail biting finish as the teams all scored highly on each quiz round. Mr McGurk announced the winner to a rapturous applause! Chorley St Peter’s Primary School claimed their trophy and they were given a fantastic response by the other schools.

As students were leaving with their parents, the feedback on the event to Head Teacher Mark Fowle was excellent and once again Southlands had hosted a Primary School Quiz to remember!

“I am thrilled that so many parents and students attended this year’s Primary School Quiz. It was a tremendous success and I am delighted with the positive feedback. Well done to all those involved and congratulations to the winner St Peter’s Primary School.” – Mark Fowle

“A massive thank you to Southlands for inviting me to take part in the Primary Quiz event. It is great to see such a competitive edge to this quiz final as teams worked hard to win the trophy. Well done to St Peter’s Primary School.” – Paul Scunthorpe MBE


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