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One point in it! Close victories in island brain battles

One point in it! Close victories in island brain battles

Thursday 24 March 2022

One point in it! Close victories in island brain battles

Thursday 24 March 2022

A Guernsey primary school might have stolen victory in the year 6 category of the islands’ most hotly contested annual brain battle by just one point – but Jersey snatched it back in the year 8 category by the same margin.

For the first time, today's inter-island De Putron Challenge final was held via a live video link, with the Jersey teams dialling in from the Royal Jersey Showground and Guernsey’s from the Old Government House Hotel.

Forest Primary School won the year six final after beating Jersey’s Les Landes by one point, scoring 40 overall. 

Victoria College just gained an edge to win overall with 40 points to Blanchelande College’s 39 points.

“It’s fantastic that we’ve won. We were fortunate to have brilliant support from the audience,” said the Victoria College team.  

Philip du Plessis, from Forest Primary School’s team, commented: “We lost a few questions at the start, but we managed to gain more points and won the challenge.

"General knowledge was my favourite round as it’s what I’m most interested in, and I can’t wait to march through the school holding the trophy!”


Pictured: Finalists in the year 6 category from Les Landes - Charlie Manners, Jack Steer, and Callum Cunningham.

De Putron Challenge founder Hayley de Putron commented: “Congratulations to Forest Primary School and Victoria College for winning the inter-island final in their respective year groups. The teams did so well and everyone who took part should be very proud of themselves.”

Pictured top: The Victoria College team - Jack Byrne, Alexander Woodman, and Robbie Tieppo.

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