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Big Quiz Night a success

Posted on: July 12th 2019

Quiz NightnhLes Quizerables  Winning TeamnhAfter the success of the inaugural Big Quiz Night at Amery Hill School earlier this year, Treloar’s were delighted to host round two and welcome over 100 attendees to their campus in Holybourne last Friday.

Amery Hill’s Deputy Head, Mr Gibbs, took control as Quiz Master, keeping guests engaged and entertained throughout.  He fired through 10 rounds of quiz questions ranging from musicals to geography, ‘in the

news’ and an infamously popular SATs round. Guests also enjoyed the dingbats and chocolate bar picture rounds.  It was a close battle for first place with the Amery Hill ‘Guvs’ seeming the likely victors… but the winners?  For the second time in a row and keeping their champion title, huge congratulations to the unstoppable Les Quizerables!

Whilst the audience enjoyed an evening of trivia they also helped raise funds for both Amery Hill and Treloar’s for upcoming projects.  The Friends of Amery Hill School kept guests well refreshed with a well-stocked bar and Treloar’s ran a raffle. In total the evening raised an incredible £1000!  

Thank you to everyone who helped support, whether attending or through the provision of a raffle prize.

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