Spelthorne Schools' Quiz victory

Staines Preparatory School has won this year's Spelthorne Schools

Staines Preparatory School has won this year's Spelthorne Schools Quiz, in a close contest which tested the contestants' knowledge on everything from monarchs to mental maths.

Runners-up were Riverbridge Primary School and St Michaels Catholic School in joint second place and St Nicholas Church of England School in 3rd place.   

Children aged 9 to 10 from 11 of the Borough's primary schools attended the quiz on 12 October, which took place in the Council Chamber. They tackled questions on a variety of topics including history, mental maths, books, animals and some tricky questions about Spelthorne.

Prior to the quiz the children enjoyed a workshop delivered by the Education Outreach service from the Houses of Parliament.

Guest of honour was Spelthorne Mayor Cllr Jean Pinkerton OBE who spoke about her role and participated in a Q&A session. She was joined by Cllr Robin Sider who instigated the quiz when he was Mayor in 2002-2003.

Cllr Pinkerton presented the winners with a cup to keep for a year and shields for the runner-up teams.

The Mayor commented: "I was very impressed with the enthusiasm and knowledge of all of the children who took part. It was a closely fought contest - very enjoyable and fast-paced. Congratulations to Staines Preparatory School for being the eventual winners."