Budding scientists from across the city have come together to take on the fourth annual York Schools Science Quiz.
In a tightly-fought contest, run as part of York Independent State School Partnership programme, Bootham School came out on top in the open competition, with hosts St Peter’s School and Joseph Rowntree School in second and third. Questions covered Biology, Chemistry and Physics, with bonus rounds including questions on science in the headlines and an observation challenge.
Schools from outside the city were also welcomed to this year’s quiz, and Bedale High School took home the prize for the best-performing school without a Sixth Form, whilst local schools Millthorpe School and Manor Academy took second and third place respectively.
David Morris, Head of Science at St Peter’s School, said: “The schools of York have supported this event wonderfully, making this year’s quiz the biggest so far, and with schools from outside of York joining in, I’m sure it will continue to grow! The pupils faced some very demanding questions, but they answered impressively, and I’m sure everybody has learned plenty of fascinating new science. Many congratulations to Bootham School and Bedale High School on their victories.”
The schools represented were The Joseph Rowntree School, Archbishop Holgate’s School, Fulford School, The Mount School, Manor Academy, Millthorpe School, Bootham School, and St Peter’s School from within York, and from outside the city, Bedale High School, Harrogate Ladies College, Pudsey Grangefield School and Archbishop Sentamu Academy.