The de Putron Challenge, the biggest school quiz in the Channel Islands, is back once again.
The quiz brings together year six and year eight pupils from Guernsey and Jersey schools to test their knowledge and skills against their rivals.
The theme for this year’s competition is ‘On the move’ and it will be reflected throughout each of the rounds, for example, the environment round will be about a journey through nature, the current affairs round will focus on the most important news that’s appeared over the past few years, while in the history round the students will be travelling through various time periods to answer questions.
John Fernandez, political reporter from BBC Guernsey, will return as quizmaster in Guernsey and Charlie McArdle, TV news and radio presenter from BBC Jersey, will be the quizmaster for the Jersey challenge.
Along with general knowledge and science and geography questions, there will also be a creative STEM round, which has been developed in partnership with the Channel Islands Group of Professional Engineers, to get the students working as a team to solve a technical puzzle, as well as whiteboard and picture rounds.
Hayley de Putron, a Trustee of the Ana Leaf Foundation and Founder of the de Putron Challenge, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting another round of the de Putron Challenge. It is fantastic to see young people from the islands’ schools coming together to show their skills and knowledge, and this year we’re hoping to see them get ‘on the move’, have a great time testing themselves against our questions, and maybe even winning a prize for their school!”
Spectators such as friends, families and fellow pupils are invited to attend the quiz and support them on the day.
The Guernsey de Putron Challenge is being held at Beau Sejour on Tuesday 12 March starting with the Year 6 challenge from 9:15 am to 12 pm. The Year 8 challenge will take place from 2 pm until 4:15 pm.
The Jersey de Putron Challenge is being held at the Jersey Royal Showground on Thursday 22 February starting with the Year 6 challenge from 9 am to 12:30 pm. The Year 8 challenge will take place from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
The Inter-Island final will take place in Jersey at the Jersey Royal Showground on the 21 March. The final event will also be live streamed so supporters can watch remotely.