John Willmott School

Lord Mayor’s Mega Quiz

Last week the Lord Mayor’s Annual Mega Quiz took place at the University of Birmingham. Forty-five secondary schools from across the city competed including both grammar schools and comprehensive schools. Six of our Sixth Form students Sok-Heng Finch, Lucy Bryan, Sam Brown, Ellie Knight, Roisin McBrien and James Speirs represented John Willmott and gave themselves the team nickname ‘We Willmott Lose’. It was an exciting evening for us all to see so many different schools together and the energy within the Great Hall was buzzing as we competed against each other.

We as a team were extremely happy when the results were revealed and we learnt that out of the forty-five teams, all from the Birmingham/Sutton Coldfield area, John Willmott School came fifth with only four grammar schools ahead of us. This is the best result our school has ever achieved. I really enjoyed taking part in the quiz and I am proud that we came in fifth place, beating several grammar schools and many other schools from the Sutton Coldfield/Birmingham area. What a triumph!

Ellie Knight Year 13