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Joint winners of the first GA Welshwise Quiz collect their trophy

June 27th, 2016

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In a recent school assembly Katie, Katherine and Stephanie collected the Geographical Association’s Welshwise Trophy. Last year Katie, Katherine and Stephanie participated in the Geographical Association’s Welshwise Quiz event at the Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University.

This was the first ever Welshwise Quiz offering a fun Geography competition for schools in South Wales and another for schools in North Wales. Eight schools were represented from South Wales. There were eight rounds of questions starting with – where in Wales are we? Pupil’s knowledge and skills were tested on a range of topics from Mapwork skills to Welsh history and culture and Wales in the Wider World. The questions were challenging and thought-provoking, including the percentage of Welsh waste recycled and that Wales was the first fair-trade nation.

HMSG’s Year 9 team were leaders at the half way point and joint leaders with one round to go. A tricky last round saw the Year 9 team together with a team from Stanwell School in Penarth crowned joint winners.

On 4th July, two teams from HMSG will return to Cardiff University to defend their title.

 

Mr Meek
Head of Geography

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