Annual SAIIA Interschools’ quiz

On May 10th, 2012, posted in: Academic, Competition, News, Students by

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On Wednesday 9 May Khadija Brey, Sian Ferguson, Lauren Gildenhuys and Gabby Jacobs represented WGHS in the 20th annual Caltex SAIIA Interschools’ quiz. The event was initiated 20 years previously by the SAIIA (South African Institute for International Affairs) as a way of promoting international awareness amongst high school learners. Representatives from the 50 participating schools are provided with the Cape Times for two weeks and then, on the night, are quizzed on certain articles of interest.

Although we were not placed amongst the top three, Wynberg did very well – coming very close to making it into the top 10. The team also won a spot prize (a Nandos voucher) for answering correctly in the spot quiz rounds. All team members learnt a great deal about International Affairs and are now keenly aware of the importance of being aware of global news. Thanks must go to SAIIA and Mrs Coetzee for organising and facilitating this opportunity.