Perse quiz team crowned national champions
Perse quizzers had all the answers as they were crowned Junior Schools’ Challenge national champions.
The team, featuring captain Yajur Sanath-Vijay, Lynden Long (both Year 8), Benjamin Danesh, Alexander Walker and reserve William Robson (all Year 7), won the prestigious general knowledge competition in style at The Hall School in London.
They beat City of London School 730-540 in the quarter-finals before coming through 750-200 against The Hall in the semi-finals.
An impressive 790-190 triumph over Magdalen College School in the final saw the team take the title.
Perse maths teacher Fred Jayatilaka, who oversaw the team, said: “The students are outstanding quizzers and they are over the moon about winning the competition.”
The team have a chance to clinch more honours when they meet Beeston Hall School in the Regional Schools’ Challenge final later this month.