07 June 2012

The Big Bio Quiz 2012

On Tuesday evening we held the annual Big Biology Quiz at Lincoln University which pitted 30 teams of Year 12 High School pupils from around the Canterbury region. The quiz was in a 'pub-style' (but without the beer!)with 8 rounds of 10 questions. Several teams were in the hunt for most of the evening with Christchurch Girls High setting the early pace. The last round was based on questions taken from recent blogs on this site and this 'homework' round proved decisive as Riccarton High School stormed home to tie with Cashmere High School. It came down to a tie-breaker (How many Hebe species are there in NZ?). Both teams gave similar answers but Riccarton High School were just a little closer in their estimate and become 2012 champions with Cashmere High second and Christchurch Girls High third. The Riccarton team are pictured with trophy and amongst the Lincoln staff and students who hosted the event: Lauren Dabner, Joyce Wong, Sree Nair and Connor Clemett.(Thanks to Paul Johnson for the photo)

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