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Geographers triumph in WorldWise Quiz

Fifth Year pupils Cam Wylie, Oliver Ensor-Adams and Zara Latif demonstrated their great geographical knowledge as they won the Geographical Association’s North West Regionals WorldWise Quiz – the third time Stockport Grammar School has won the competition in the last three years entered.

The geographers competed against 12 schools from across Greater Manchester at the new Brooks Building at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Birley Fields and won the competition with 85 points from 100 – eight ahead of their nearest rivals.

Cam, Oliver and Zara were chosen from Fourth and Fifth Year pupils by a trial quiz after they expertly displayed the knowledge they had gained from their GCSE modules and their own wider reading.

Head of Geography Mr Alex Cooke said: “We are very proud of Cam, Oliver and Zara – three brilliant geographers with excellent knowledge of current affairs.”

Commenting on their success, Cam said: “We were up against some tough competition at the quiz but it was amazing to win. We study lots of different types of geography for our GCSE but my favourite aspect is the Physical Geography side like weather events and ecology.”

Zara added: “Although it was a quite a competitive day, everybody from the other teams were nice and I’m proud that we could continue the school’s winning streak. I really like everything I’m learning in Geography for my GCSE and I’m enjoying it so much that I hope to carry on studying it at A-level.”

Oliver concluded: “There was a good atmosphere throughout the competition and our team worked really well together to get the win.”

Thanks to Geography teacher Mrs Gita Miles for her support throughout the competition.