FQE Quiz Night success

The Chairman of Governors’ team emerged triumphant after a closely fought contest in this year’s successful Friends of Queen Elizabeth’s Quiz Night.

The annual fund-raising event attracted 14 teams and the raffle alone raised nearly £300.

There were 10 rounds of questions covering a broad range of topics from art and literature to sport and TV programmes; together with a marathon round consisting of ‘dingbats’. The winning team, which included the Chairman of Governors, Barrie Martin, along with Margaret Gibson, who runs the School’s Reception Office, eventually pulled clear to take the title with 123 points.""

The quiz was held in the Refectory on the site of the planned new dining room and library, for which the FQE are currently fund-raising.

The quiz masters were: Year 12 student Ryan Murphy; George Mason, whose wife Diane is the FQE Secretary, and parents Peter Forrester and Mark Norcliffe. The scoring was overseen by Neil Enright, Deputy Headmaster. Supper was organised by the FQE catering team headed by parents Katie Huglin and Karen Forrester, while Mr Oakes and Mrs Sandu, also parents, looked after the bar.""

“I would like to thank everyone who supported this event by entering teams, as well as the members of the FQE who worked so hard to make it the success that it was,” said Mrs Mason. “Other events to look out for are the Founder’s Day Fete on Saturday 18th June 2011, and the annual Staff v Parents cricket match and barbecue on Friday 8th July, which starts at 5.00pm.”

All monies raised go towards enhancing and improving facilities at the school.