The Diverse Academies annual inter-academy quizzes have become a firm fixture in our calendar of events, with our academy competing against highly competitive teams of students from across the trust. And our 2019 participants didn’t disappoint – they arrived ready and poised to reach for the buzzers, in what was another very keenly fought contest!

The event was held over two days at Tuxford Academy, with our pupils plus those from Bracken Lane, Samuel Barlow, Tuxford Primary and Wainwright, first up on Tuesday 12 March, followed by students from our secondary academies – East Leake, Holgate, National Church of England, Queen Elizabeth’s, Retford Oaks, Tuxford and Walton – on Wednesday.

Each academy team consisted of ten participants with five taking part in each round. For the primaries, key stage 1 pupils entered into round one followed by key stage 2 pupils in round two. In each of the primary rounds there were questions covering geography, music, film, literacy, science, numeracy and general knowledge. For the secondaries there were rules concerning not having the same students on the team for more than two consecutive rounds, and being frozen out if the wrong answer was given. They also had to answer questions on subjects as diverse as technology, sport, maths, science, TV and film, music, literature and spellings – many of which were taken from university-standard questions.

The results went to the wire, and our fantastic team came second in the primary quiz – they are a credit to Thrumpton and have made us all very proud. Huge congratulations go to Bracken Lane Primary Academy, who retained the primary academy quiz champions’ title, and to Tuxford Academy, for taking the coveted first place prize in secondary academies quiz.

Primary academies 2019 quiz results:

  • 1st Bracken Lane Primary Academy – 19 points
  • 2nd Thrumpton Primary Academy – 14 points
  • 3rd Samuel Barlow Primary Academy – 13 points
  • 4th Tuxford Primary Academy – 11 points
  • 5th Wainwright Primary Academy – 10 points

Secondary academies 2019 quiz results:

  • 1st Tuxford Academy – 53 points
  • 2nd East Leake Academy – 46 points
  • Joint 3rd National Church of England Academy – 43 points
  • Joint 3rd Retford Oaks Academy – 43 points
  • 5th The Holgate Academy – 32 points
  • 6th Walton Academy – 31 points
  • 7th Queen Elizabeth’s Academy – 20 points