Schools are invited to enter a team of four Year 9 pupils to compete in the 'University Challenge'-style event with questions covering science, maths and technology. There will also be provision for schools to bring up to 8 supporters. Hopefully they will cheer you on to victory!
Full Event Details:
Schools are invited to enter a team of four Year 9 pupils to compete in the ‘University Challenge’ style event. Feedback from previous years indicates that, as well as increasing their knowledge about science and technology, participating pupils also gain confidence in their own ability, and particularly enjoy the competitive element with other schools. As with past events, there will be provision for schools to bring teams of up to 8 supporters to watch the competition. This year there will also be a short talk entitled ‘Fantastic Plastic’ given by Professor Averil Macdonald to excite students about the possibilities of science in the future.
The heats, semi-finals and finals will all take place at the University of Reading on Wednesday 20th March 2013. Schools from the region will be invited to compete. The event has been planned to coincide with National Science and Engineering Week. Exact schedules will be sent out once we have details of the teams who have entered. As mentioned above, there will also be a short talk for students to listen to.
There will be a trophy for the winning team and individual prizes and medals for the students. All students will receive a certificate for taking part. We will also this year be continuing the award for ‘fair play and sporting behaviour’ for one team from each heat, and we would hope to have the press present for some of the event too.
Entry is free. A returnable deposit of £50 (in the form of a cheque) is required to confirm your entry. This will be returned to you on the day of the quiz. Schools will be asked to arrange transport and for pupils to bring packed lunches.
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