High Tea & Pub Quiz 2017
Last Friday, 24th November 2017, our Bilingual Department held their annual High Tea & Pub Quiz. From five o’clock onwards our auditorium was open for our 1st-year students and their families to bring in the wonderful High Tea dishes they had prepared at home (or smuggled in from elsewhere). Not only were they wonderful to look at, they were also delicious to eat! Thanks to all concerned.As we were expecting over 250 people for this evening we were very lucky to have a number of very experienced (as well as inexperienced) colleagues present to help us set things up and carry out all the necessary activities to make the afternoon and evening possible. Just to mention a few of them (at the risk of offending those who feel left out): our caretakers for providing tea, coffee, soft drinks and cutlery; Mrs Oosterwijk for her selection of tablecloths, Mr Roosingh for being an expert hander-out of plates and a master in crowd control, various other colleagues, some of them tutors of our 1st-year students, for mental as well as physical support, Mr Lucking for shooting the piccies, Mrs Van Rooij for compiling this year’s pub quiz, and a special mention for our kitchen team: Mr Van Diepen (who, judging by the looks of the picture had a great night!) and Mr Dekker (also for technical support).
After all the food had been laid out it was time to dig in. In a totally random order (!) all five 1st-year tto classes (and their families) were called to the main table in order to get stuck in. And, once again, we are pleased we can say that at the end of the High Tea there was hardly any food left – always a good sign of appreciation! Once again, a round of applause for all the chefs involved.
And then, after everything had been cleared quickly, it was time for the renowned Pub Quiz. Nervously waiting for instructions on what to do and how to win, everyone sat down in groups of between 2 and 30, I think, and after some very tense moments the time was there and yours truly took it upon him to present the first round of questions, then alternating with Mrs van Rooij for the presentation part. This year’s themes were: General knowledge, Music & Film, Geography, and Arts and to give you some idea of the level of difficulty of the questions presented we have copied a few below, with the answers in them:
Of course, we needed a winner again this year. But lo and behold: “and then there were three” (Bonus points if you know where these words come from.) with an equal number of points. Unfortunately, one of these had to be taken out of the competition (disqualified) by the jury afterwards because of the strictly forbidden use of the mobile phones, so this year’s winners are …
Before announcing them (this is what people do at award ceremonies – increase the tension …) we would like to say thank you to all participants and hope to see you all at school again some time this year (or the next, or the one after, and so on).
Out of the 33 answer sheets that were handed in:
10 scored 20 points and higher
8 scored between 25 and 29½
7 scored between 20 and 24½
and 8 scored below 20.
Well done all. It is, after all, more important to take part than to win – something we share with the Olympics! And the three winners were:
In equal place with 35 points each: Team Marit and The Leonardos
In third place with 34 points: Girls + One Mum
PSG, Da Vinci College, English Department, bos/lckn, November 2017
PS No correspondence as to the outcome of this quiz will be taken into consideration (most certainly not any of disqualified contestants).