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Reading University Science Challenge 2017

Furze Platt’s finest Year 9 Scientists were whisked off to Reading University to compete against the cream of Berkshire Schools in this annual event.

We have enjoyed great success in the competition over the years, winning the competition in 2012.

The competition is based on the long running and very popular TV quiz - 'University Challenge'. The eight teams on the day (2 from Furze Platt) compete in a 'round-robin' with the 4 highest scoring teams making up the semi-finalists. We arrived in good time, got ourselves settled, and ready for the early rounds.

Both our teams got off to cracking starts and after the morning's heats we had battled through to the semi-finals but we narrowly missed a top two finish. 

Nevertheless, a hugely enjoyable day and one that we will certainly look forward to next year,

Mr Melville (Teacher of Science)