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York schools tackle science quiz

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York schools tackle science quiz

York Schools Science Quiz

Nine schools in and around York have come together to compete in the annual York Schools Science Quiz.

The quiz, held at St Peter’s School, comprises biology, chemistry and physics rounds, as well as observation challenges and questions on science in the news.

Nineteen school teams made up of Year 11 and Sixth Form pupils took part in the quiz.

After a close contest, team ‘Total Borons’ from Millthorpe School was named champion for schools without a Sixth Form, whilst ‘Creationists’ from Fulford School won the open competition.

The full results were:

Schools without sixth forms:

1st        ‘Total Borons’ Millthorpe School
2nd      ‘Millthorpayne’  Millthorpe School
3rd       ‘Bullets’ Bedale High School

Open Competition:

1st        ‘Creationists’ Fulford School
2nd      ‘Jerry and the Pacemakers’ St Peter’s School
3rd       ‘Planck’ Archbishop Holgate’s School

David Morris, Head of Science at St Peter’s School, said: “I was delighted with the positive support from the schools of York and I hope that the competition continues to grow. Many of the questions were very demanding: the answers from the pupils were impressive and no doubt much science would have been learned on the evening. Congratulations to Fulford School and to Millthorpe school for their success.”

Schools involved included: The Joseph Rowntree School, Huntington School, Archbishop Holgate’s School, Fulford School, Millthorpe School, Ermysted’s Grammar School, Bedale High School, Bootham School and St Peter’s School.

Click here to read a report by Mr Morris.

Click here to view more photos from the event.