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Science Winners

Niles Cole, Max Grzinic, Tom Moores and Roshan Patel stormed to victory in the National Year 5 South East Regional Semi Finals and then came second in the National Finals at Culham Nuclear Facility in Abingdon.

The National Year 5 Science Quiz Club Championship 2010/11 

Niles Cole, Max Grzinic, Tom Moores and Roshan Patel stormed to victory in the National Year 5 South East Regional Semi Finals.

As winners of our area heat, held last June, we were invited to compete in the South East semi-finals on Tuesday 13th September at Connaught School, Bagshot. All the other heat winners were there competing for a single place in the finals and it was clear from the start that we had some fierce competition. Our team of Niles Cole, Max Grzinic, Tom Moores and Roshan Patel were calm under pressure and began the quiz confidently, putting us 40 points into the lead after a few questions. The other teams were tough, however, and we were soon overtaken on a question about salmonella. Undaunted, the boys continued to gain full marks for all levels of question and as other teams started to falter, they remained strong and once again we were in the lead and drawing away from the other teams. The final score of 2560 points was 245 above the next placed team and so the result was clear: Lanesborough had won and were through to the finals!

The final took place at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in Abingdon on Thursday 22nd September.  The boys were brilliant all afternoon and narrowly lost out by only two questions.  Coming second was fantastic and their knowledge was amazing.  Would you know what entymology was?

C MacDonald

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