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Wombourne School Crowned School Quiz Champs

Pupils from St Benedict Biscop C.E Primary School in Wombourne are celebrate being crowned 25th Annual Community Safety Quiz Champions

The Quiz Final, sponsored for the 12th year running by South Staffordshire Housing Association, was held at the Council offices in Codsall where the teams were grilled on a range of topics including climate change and recycling.

Top BBC journalist and a familiar face and voice from BBC Midlands Today, Andy Knowles, hosted the hotly contested school quiz as the team from St Benedict Biscop fought off stiff competition from St Christopher's Roman Catholic Primary School in Codsall and Cheslyn Hay Primary School.

St Benedict Biscop, who retained their title for the second year running, made it to the final after beating 18 other teams in 3 gruelling regional heats before claiming the top £250 cash prize last Friday (10th July). Jack Tomlinson, a pupil from St Benedict Biscop, also managed to scoop the top prize for achieving the highest individual score.

The Schools and their fans also got the chance to meet local firefighters as well as see Staffordshire Police's 'sniffer-dog' team in action in a live demonstration.

Sue Rowley, Managing Director of South Staffordshire Housing Association, the main sponsor of the annual quiz, said:

"This competition actively promotes safety as well as health and nutrition to the children in our neighbourhoods. We are pleased to be sponsors and to make a difference to the community by participating in this event."

Dave Heywood, Director for Community Services at South Staffordshire Council added:

"All three teams had been preparing for the final for some time and it really was a hard fought spectacle in the end.  All the children had worked so hard but in the end the team from St Benedict Biscop ran out the worthy winners".

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