Durban girls prove they are quiz masters

The elated team of Durban Girls High School Grade 10/11 learners who won the third round of the BDO School Quiz for the central Durban region are pictured here receiving their prize from Jemma Shankland of BDO (left to right) Rhiannon Pearce, Nontobeko Khumalo, Nokukhanya Nzimande, Juanita Mazuba, and Hazel Spires of Kip McGrath .

DURBAN Girls’ High School walked off victorious in the fourth round of the 2017 BDO Inter-School Quiz at Glenwood High School on 20 April.

The Durban team scored 90 points, just ahead of the runners-up,  Treverton College. The members of the winning team – Rhiannon Pearce, Nontobeko Khumalo, Nokukhanya Nzimande, Juanita Mazuba received warm congratulations from the other 24 participating teams.

Now in its eighth year, the BDO School Quiz has become an unmissable fixture on the academic calendar for schools throughout Durban and Pietermaritzburg.  It gives teams of four Grade 10 or 11 learners the opportunity to pit their general knowledge skills against one another in a round robin competition.  A total of 36 schools will take part this year with  the top two teams from each school going through to the final which at Clifton College on 2 May.

The teams will compete for the title of quiz champions and the privilege of selecting a disadvantaged school that will receive a donation of books to the value of R10 000 donated by independent, community-minded book store, Books & Books and Kip McGrath education and learner enrichment centres. “What we are trying to do is give the learners a thirst for knowledge and encourage them to open their minds to new information and ideas,” said Sally Juckes, BDO audit and assurance partner.

The schools participating in the central Durban regional round this year were Durban High School, Treverton College, New West Secondary School, Eden College, Durban Girls’ High School, Glenwood High School, Kloof High, St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls, Clifton College and Inanda Seminary


See Related: Durban Girls’ High are BDO School Quiz Champions.





Wanda Daly

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