Quiz night raises laughs and funds

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Quiz night raises laughs and funds

Hospiscare and Exeter School Bursary Fund

A great evening was enjoyed by all at the Exeter School Charity Quiz on Friday 15 March. Teams made up of alumni, pupils, staff and friends of Exeter School gathered on Friday night to put their brains to the test and battle it out for some excellent prizes all in the name of charity.

The quiz was expertly led by our very own Head of History Giles Trelawny and Librarian Belinda Jackson as the calm and collected quiz masters for the evening who were supported by a diligent marking team of Sixth Form volunteers.

Twenty-four teams had their knowledge tried and tested with a variety of rounds from TV box sets, to naming saints to science and maths and more, including a challenging music round led by our Head of Music Peter Tamblyn.

It was a closely fought battle with three teams having to face a tie break to decide who came second, but in the end the winning team Staffroom Antics (made up of some of our very own teaching staff) just managed to take the top spot to win a case of champagne as first prize. Prizes were also awarded to the runners up, the best Sixth Form team and a consolation prize for the team that took the tough position of last place.

Over £1000 was raised on the night and will be split equally between our two chosen charities: Hospiscare, the local adult hospice charity which provides specialist palliative care and support for patients and their families, and the Exeter School Bursary Fund. This fund is solely used to provide financially assisted places for those children who deserve a place and would thrive at the School, but who otherwise would not be able to afford it.

Huge thanks goes to members of the Old Exonian Club Committee, Exeter School staff and Sixth Formers who helped in the planning, preparation and execution of the event. Special thanks to OE Committee member Steve Perring who led on the organising of the quiz with support from school staff and the Alumni Office, particularly Alumni Officer Karen Dart.