After a tense competition against The British School, our team won the Local Area finals to secure a place in the county semi-finals. This means we have been local area champions seven times in the last eight years (2014 being the exception, when the champions were… the British School!) Spectators were allowed to ‘speculate’ as we went along and the tension was high as each school took it in turns to win the earlier rounds, leaving the result in doubt until the very end. Alice B thought that the questions were very hard, and the quiz master (Mrs Freeman) restricted thinking time to 15 seconds per question. The hall was in near silence as our team identified hornbeams, greylags and ox-eye daisies. Eventually they scored 29 points against 22. A big thank you goes to Mrs Bailey and Mrs Meyer for their help and expertise.