Students battle for quiz champions title

Battle of the Schools
Bundaberg Region students have been competing for a chance to be crowned quiz champions of Stockland Battle of the Schools.

Bundaberg Region students have been competing for a chance to be crowned quiz champions of Stockland Battle of the Schools.

Stockland and Bundaberg radio station Hitz 93.9 have partnered to introduce the friendly competition which tests students’ knowledge in subjects such as maths, science, history and more.

Year 6 teacher at St Mary’s Catholic School, Toni Gahan, said Battle of the Schools has been fun because they have been able to represent their school in competition.

“As a teacher, education is my passion and so I’m pleased to see a competition that supports this,” she said.

“The students on our school’s team have had so much fun researching answers to general knowledge questions and have learned a lot along the way.

“They have also met and developed a healthy respect for students from opposing teams, and have been such excellent sports through the entire competition which has made it even more fun to be part of.”

For the past month, more than 18 primary schools have battled it out, with teams of three going head-to-head in a trivia showdown each week.

Stockland Bundaberg centre manager Paul Davis said Battle of the Schools challenges students to a game of wits, and fosters engagement, pride and a sense of belonging.

“It’s the competition’s first year and we have already had incredible success,” Mr Davis said.

“It has been such a valuable opportunity to connect with our customers in a new way and we can’t wait to see the final outcome.”

Competition creates excitement

Battle of the Schools
Kolan South State School is one of four teams remaining in the Stockland Battle of the Schools quiz competition.

Principal at Kolan South State School, Jeff Searle, said Battle of the Schools has created a lot of interest and excitement through the entire school community.

“Our school’s team has enjoyed testing their own knowledge in such a fun and friendly competition format,” he said.

“It wouldn’t have been possible without Stockland and all of the sponsors so we thank them for their support.”

The teams are competing for more than just a title.

Each student on the winning team will receive a new Acer laptop valued at more than $1400 and a $1000 Harvey Norman gift card for their school. There will be an extra $2600 of prizes for the three runners-up.

General Manager of Hitz 93.9 and host of the competition, Corey Pitt, said the support of the Bundaberg community for Stockland’s Battle of the Schools has been phenomenal.

“We have had more than half of all local primary schools jump on-board for the inaugural year which has captured the interest of people through the region and beyond,” he said.

“The fun game show style complete with buzzers and a captivated audience makes the competition even more fierce and is a wonderfully unique way to engage with these kids.”

The community is invited to cheer on the finalists on Sunday, 15 September near Woolworths and Donut King at Stockland Bundaberg.