The House competitive spirit was raised a bar during last week’s interactive quiz evening organised as an enterprise of Oundle Charity Venturers. Quizzes are rarely considered ‘trivial’ affairs, and the life-sized version of Trivial Pursuit that filled the Great Hall was a seriously fun evening.

Pupils from every year group from six Houses participated: Fisher, Kirkeby, New House, Sanderson, School House and St Anthony.

Also involved were pupils from The Berrystead, who played the role of human counters and die throwers, providing some extra entertainment for an enthusiastic audience.

Mr Gunson was the charismatic quiz master, marshalling the teams who battled through a range of simple to complex questions that had been set by heads of department. The contest was a close race between School House, St Anthony and Kirkeby, but in the end Kirkeby girls were crowned the champions in a sudden death round.

The event was expertly organised by Anjola Solola (Sn), Riko Munakata (N) and Harriet White (L), and raised over £1,000 for the charity Camfed, which is dedicated to supporting girls in sub-Saharan Africa go to school in order to help eradicate poverty and inequality.