Pupils battle it out in Hailsham rotary’s 50th popular primary school quiz

Hawks Farm Primary School
Hawks Farm Primary School
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Pupils battled it out in Hailsham Rotary Club’s annual Primary School Quiz at White House Primary School last week.

Children from Hailsham schools Grovelands, Marshlands, Hawkes Farm, White House and Herstmonceux Primary School took part in the quiz and fellow pupils came along to support their teams on the day.

It was a special year for the quiz as it celebrated its 50th year.

The first quiz was held in 1964 by Tommy Tomlinson who was a member of the rotary club and Headmaster of Hailsham School in Battle Road, which is now Hailsham Community College.

The result of the contest was a close finish with the team from Hawkes Farm Primary School crowned winners.

Herstmonceux Primary School came in at second place.

The teams from Marshlands, Grovelands and White House Primary Schools were all close behind.

The Challenge Cup was presented to the winning team by Diana Hughes, the daughter of Tommy Tomlinson who said she was delighted to be present at the event in the 50th anniversary year.

She also presented certificates to all those who had taken part together (pictured) with a cheque for £200 to each school.

At the conclusion of the contest Fred Tickner the President of Hailsham Rotary Club thanked all those who had taken part.

He said: “Once again the Schools Quiz has resulted in a very close contest.

“The young team members astounded us again with their depth of knowledge in so many subjects and in my view the taking part in the competition is more important than the result.”

To see the full picture spread pick up your copy of the Hailsham edition of the Sussex Express (March 28 issue).