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Rydal Penrhos puts spin on ITV quiz show The Chase as part of National Boarding Week

Rydal Penrhos puts spin on ITV quiz show The Chase as part of National Boarding Week

Adrian Lewis answering questions during The Chase

Staff and pupils battled it out as Rydal Penrhos put its own spin on a popular ITV quiz show.

As part of a series of events organised by the school in support of National Boarding Week, a host of teams descended on the Ferguson Centre on Wednesday, June 20 for the first stage of the Rydal Penrhos Chase.

Eight teams made up of representatives of the five boarding houses, a staff team and one from Year 9 and Year 10 respectively had one minute to build up their cash reserves by answering general knowledge questions before coming up against a Chaser in the hope of reaching the final.

The Year 9 team of Harry Grocott, Adrian Lewis and Richard Wolfendale answered 12 questions correctly and with a playing fund of £12,000, and managed to get two players through (£4,000) against Business Studies teacher Paul Sanders.

This was followed by the Year 10 trio of Abhishek Bathula, Edward Patrick and Will Stewart, who managed to get 13 right and got two people through (£14,000) after coming up against Maths teacher Hannah Freeman.

Following on from their success in the Inflatable Obstacle Course race, the staff team consisting of Mike Farnell, Dr Jim Lewis and Pete Richmond answered a staggering 21 questions correctly, and will definitely take part in the final after getting two players through (£26,000) after testing their skills against Ben Gibson.

After getting 12 questions right (£30,000), the Walshaw House team of Henry Davies, Sam Khorram-Sefat and Ivan Shamrai were eliminated from the competition at the hands of English and Drama teacher Fiona Earle.

The remaining four teams (Netherton, Beecholme, Edwards and Hathaway), will face their respective Chasers tomorrow (Thursday) from 4.30pm at the Ferguson Centre.

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