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The Heritage School & Encyclopaedia Britannica bring Know for Sure quiz to Kolkata

December 4, 2015

The Heritage School, Kolkata, in association with Encyclopaedia Britannica – best known for its authoritative reference material – organised the Know for Sure quiz in Kolkata on November 27. The quiz show was conducted by eminent TV personality, and India’s best known quizmaster, Siddhartha Basu. Over 150 teams from over 31 top schools of Kolkata participated in the qualifying round of the quiz. They were South Point High School, The Heritage School, DPS Ruby Park, DPS New Town, Mahadevi Birla World Academy, Modern High Schools for Girls, MP Birla High School and many more. In the finals, DPS Ruby Park, Modern High for Girls, two teams of The Heritage School, DPS New Town and South Point High School were selected from the qualifying round.
The final round of the quiz comprised various rounds; the first round featured random questions to individual teams with clues as life-lines, the second round named as ‘Core Qs’ ( a buzzer round) focussed on questions from the current environmental scenario, the third round named as ‘Q tunes’, had oral clues such as a music or a video clip from various inspirational and entertainment movies and music albums for the children, the fourth round named as ‘Take your pic’ comprised of questions related to pictures of personalities, places and many more, the fifth round named as ‘Q tubes’, focussed on video clips, the sixth round named as ‘All for sure’ consisted of a topic where multiple hints are given and the participant has to select six right hints which matches with the topic, and the last round focussed on random questions to the participants. At the end, DPS Ruby Park was declared as the winner scoring the highest points, Modern High School for Girls was the first runners-up and The Heritage School, the second runners-up.

Speaking about the quiz contest, Sarvesh Shrivastava, managing director, Encyclopaedia Britannica South Asia said, “The quiz contest is based on our general knowledge series (for classes 1-8) – Know for Sure – authored by Siddhartha Basu. The entire series is focused on learning through discovery and instigates the students in asking the ‘right questions’. We have been successfully hosting similar quizzes in different parts of the country in association with prestigious associations and institutions such as The Heritage School, Kolkata and are excited for the event.”

Seema Sapru, principal, The Heritage School, Kolkata said, “The Heritage School aims to provide students multiple platforms to learn and grow that will allow students’ lateral development. We are excited to be a part of such a wonderful event that provides further exposure to our students.”

Basu said, “We are proud to be associated with The Heritage School and are delighted to learn of the growing excellence in both academic and non-academic disciplines amongst the students of Kolkata. We strongly believe that contests like this help in enhancing student’s curiosity and interest to learn.”

Pradip Agarwal, CEO, Heritage Group of Institutions said, “The Heritage Schools have been inculcating values and knowledge to the students right from inception. In The Heritage, it is Schooling for tomorrow, Schooling from tradition.”

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