BDO Quizz: April 2016

Pupils in KZN have been invited to test their general knowledge in the annual BDO Inter-Schools Quiz which takes place in April and May 2016.

On 19 April, four Glenwood teams participated in Round 1 of the annual BDO General Knowledge Quiz, which was held at Glenwood. The two Glenwood Grade 11 teams were ranked first and second out of the 33 teams.

1st place: R. Radebe, T. Ketley, C. Nel and E. Biggs
2nd place: C. Montague, M. Glasspool, K. Holmes and E. Khumalo

Both teams advance to the final round to be held on the 5th of May at Clifton.

The popular and compelling quiz, organised by the Durban office of international audit and accountancy firm, BDO, has been running for five years.

Approximately 30 schools have already signed up to take part in the exciting event. Entries closed on 4 April.

The quiz takes the form of a round robin competition in which four teams of Grade 10 and 11 pupils are asked a series of general knowledge questions.

Four regional rounds takes place between Wednesday 9 April and Thursday 8 May at Westville Boys’ High School, St Anne’s Diocesan College, Glenwood High School and Durban Girls College. The finals will take place on 15 May at Clifton School.

The winning team will earn the right to choose an under-privileged school to receive R10 000 worth of books. Each of the four team members will also win the latest Apple iPod shuffle. The second prize is R500 worth of book vouchers.

Sally Juckes Partner and Training Officer at BDO’s Durban office said, “This is an exciting opportunity for schools to take up the challenge and put their general knowledge skills against their rivals. At BDO our aim is to think out of the box and strive for excellence, always remembering that fun is fundamental to the process. This is the attitude we encourage at the quiz.”

The aim of the quiz is also to raise awareness amongst the KZN pupils regarding the needs of disadvantage schools in close proximity to them, and to enable them to make a difference in the lives of pupils from disadvantage communities.

In 2013 a team from Glenwood High School beat 48 teams from 25 schools to take the top spot. They chose to donate the R10 000 worth of books to Cato Crest Primary School in Durban.

Thanks to Mariclair Smit, Highway Mail for the information: