An ‘interesting’ experience for four Byron students was had when they went to Durham Debating chamber for a general knowledge “University Challenge”.
The students were early so spent some time on the plaza outside the cathedral, it was a beautiful sunny day. One student decided to go exploring in the
cathedral and got lost! ‘I probably saw things the general public don’t usually see’ quoted the student. Two went into the cathedral looking for her and ended
up asking a random American (they thought worked at the cathedral) if he had seen ‘a girl with a t-shirt on’, well that was vague. But they found her eventually!
When it was finally time for the challenge, the student’s signs were mixed up; so the captain wasn’t actually the captain, the shy one was and one person got a wrong second name! Turns out that Byron were first up for the challenge, when told to introduce themselves and state the A-levels they were doing, the first student was confused and only mentioned one of her A-levels (there was everybody else with four or five A-levels – oops)!
St Thomas More won and Byron gained a creditable score. One student quoted ‘We knew answers to questions that weren’t ours’ (envy). You can also ask this student about the buzzers too, as she won’t stop talking about how ‘unfair’ they were.
All in all, Byron ended up having the most laughs with the best (and biggest) mascot (Bryon the Byron bear), getting lost, getting mixed up signs and A-levels and at the very end of the day, they (very strangely) saw a police car bump into a bollard. It all happens at Byron!!!!!!!!!!!