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Islands to go head-to-head for De Putron Challenge

Islands to go head-to-head for De Putron Challenge

Sunday 11 February 2024

Islands to go head-to-head for De Putron Challenge

Sunday 11 February 2024


The biggest school quiz in the Channel Islands is set to return to Jersey later this month – featuring a brand new round in which students will work together to solve a technical puzzle.

The De Putron Challenge will bring together Jersey and Guernsey pupils from Year 6 and Year 8 at the Jersey Royal Showground to test their knowledge against each other.

The theme for this year’s competition is “on the move”, which will be reflected in each round of the quiz.

For example, the environment round will be about a journey through nature, while the history round will allow students to travel through various time periods.

Jersey's quizmaster will be TV news and radio presenter Charlie McArdle, whilst political reporter John Fernandez is set to host the Guernsey quiz.

This year, there will also be a creative STEM round, which has been developed in partnership with the Channel Islands Group of Professional Engineers and will make the students work together to solve a technical puzzle.

De Putron Challenge founder Hayley de Putron said: “It is fantastic to see young people from the islands’ schools coming together to show their skills and knowledge.”

This year’s Jersey challenge is being held on Thursday 22 February starting with the Year 6 challenge from 09:00-12:30. 

The Year 8 challenge will take place from 14:30-17:30. 

The Guernsey edition takes place on 12 March, which will set up an inter-island final to be held in Jersey on 21 March.

Pictured: Year 6 students from Helvetia House school competing in last year's De Putron Challenge.

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