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Bickersteth Primary tops First Global Bank quiz competition

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2015 | 7:00 AM
Ramona Woodburn (front row, left), a student at the Bickersteth Primary and Infant School in St James, holds the First Global Bank Master Minds Quiz Competition trophy, while her classmates accept the first prize cheque from Courtney Campbell (back row, right), CEO at First Global Bank, for placing first in the finals held in Kingston recently. Other students (from second left) are Cahjay Hamilton, Landra Reid and Trudyann Brissett. Teachers (from left) are Vertibelle Clarke, principal Vivian Douglas, and Kataniya Parkinson-Edwards.

The quiz team from the Bickersteth Primary and Infant School in St James brought victory to their school last Thursday. The team participated in the First Global Bank (FGB) Master Minds Quiz Competition finals held at the CPTC studio in Kingston. The competition formed part of the Music, Perfect Pitch for a Sound Education programme.

Bickersteth competed against Southborough Primary School and won $500,000 cash, with second-place winners getting $250,000.

Mandeville Primary and Junior High received $150,000 for placing third, while Pembroke Hall Primary placed fourth. The competition is a joint initiative undertaken by FGB and the Ministry of Education and held annually.

FGB's CEO Courtney Campbell in his remarks, said, "We celebrate with all the schools participating in the programme and the quiz competition and we congratulate the first-place winner - Bickersteth Primary - and the others."