Approximately 180 parents and boys tackled nine rounds of the RGSPA's annual Fun Family Quiz on Saturday 8 October.
Subjects included History, Geography and Sport, with the most challenging round turning out to be Art & Literature (average score 5.5 out of 10 – could do better!). Almost top marks for three teams in the marathon round, though, as they correctly identified 48 out of 50 partial brand logos.
New for this year was the Common Sense round which tested Touch, Smell, Sound and Taste. Lots of correct guesses for smelling PlayDoh and feeling a Nerf bullet through a knotted sock, but noone recognised the taste of Walkers' brand new, limited edition 'sandwich inspired' crisps: Cheese, Cucumber & Salad Cream. (Currently on sale in the School Shop if you want to give them another try!)
Victors yet again (we've lost count of how many years now) were Chocolate Matters, with 132 points out of a possible 150. Second on 127 were a Y13 team, The Indistractables, who also won a prize for the highest placed student-only team. Third prize went to The Speen Machine on 125 and the prize for the best name went to The Boardinators, a team from Fraser Youens boarding house. Congratulations to the winners and to everyone for taking part in such good spirits.
The PA would like to thank our quiz master, David Hamilton (sons in Y11 & Y9), who handled his début with aplomb, and the core team of Catherine Wetherell, Philippa Marfleet, Eve Dudrey & Saroj Patel who organised the event.
A huge thank you as well to the parents who helped mark or serve on the night; to those who provided delicious homemade puddings to follow Wycombe Pizza's super-popular pizza slices; and to the World Challenge boys who acted as runners.
Despite being deliberately priced to be an inexpensive night out, the evening raised the fantastic sum of £1,500 – thank you!
Just one question remains unanswered: who is going to wrestle the trophy from Chocolate Matters next year?