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Charity Quiz Night

Friday 16 March saw the welcome return of the popular Exeter School Charity Quiz Night, run for the first time in five years. The event was organised jointly by the Old Exonian Club and the Sixth Form, with proceeds being split between Age UK Exeter in memory of former member of staff John Poustie, and to Marcus in Mind to remember recent leaver Marcus Colville.

Alumni, parents, staff, Sixth Formers, and friends of the school competed in twenty-seven teams of six, enjoying a fun evening and the chance of winning exciting prizes. Head of Geography Helen Sail and Head of History Giles Trelawny were impressive Quizmasters for introducing rounds ranging from movie clips to The Name is Bond.

Teams were challenged to identify well-known people from images of them when young, to name countries from photos and clues, and to put into rank order a series of pictures, including four well-known foods from highest to lowest calories. Celebrity guest star Director of Music Peter Tamblyn’s round involved naming well-known tunes cleverly disguised in jazz and swing styles.

Director of Alumni John Davidson, Head of Sixth Form Ali Marsh, and teachers Mike Wilcock and Paul Bell co-ordinated the evening, with support from Deputy Head Graham Bone and the IT team who orchestrated technology.

Thanks go to the 20 Sixth Form helpers who collected answers and marked them very efficiently and to Steve Perring (1978-1981) and Richard Sharman (1970-1978) from the OE Committee for their expertise in devising the quiz. The final total raised was over £1,200.

The overall winners were Table 19, “The Moodies” who stormed through to victory in the final round, overtaking the other two leading teams. They were ecstatic to receive the first prize box of Champagne, kindly donated by an Old Exonian.

One of the Sixth Form team who won the wooden spoon prize said the quiz was great fun and they especially enjoyed Mr Tamblyn’s awesome but difficult musical interludes that brought originality and comedy to the evening.

A member of the Lower Sixth marking team said: “Being on the marking team was great fun - the teacher tables got very competitive!”