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Which planet is superman Sabu from?
- DBMS English School organises quiz to engage primary-level schoolgoers and inculcate team spirit

Quizzing is a passion with senior school students of the city, but primary schoolkids seldom get a chance to rack their brains over tricky questions.

On Wednesday, they did.

Aimed at engaging primary school students, DBMS English School organised Kiddies Knowledge Hunt, a quiz at its hall on Wednesday for students from LKG to Class III of 15 city schools.

After a tough preliminary written round, only five school teams — Loyola School, SDSM School for Excellence, Valley View School, Gulmohur High School and hosts DBMS High School managed to make it to the final.

The final level had seven rounds based on diverse topics. In one of these rounds, the participating children had to identify nursery rhymes by following pictorial clue.

Questions based on comic and toon characters also tickled the minds of the tiny tots, such as the name of the planet where Sabu of Chacha Chaudhary series hailed from. (Jupiter is the correct answer.)

The little quizzers also had to identify famous personalities from a series of clues. They were shown clippings in audio-visual round and asked questions based on pictures or sounds. During a grammatical round, named “I Know my English”, children were showed jumbled words to identify.

In the last round, quizzing kids had the option to choose topics. Categories included mythology and technology.

A five-member team comprising students from LKG to Std III represented each school. DBMS English School romped home as the winner with 60 points while SDSM. School for Excellence and Loyola School tied with 55 points. After the tie breaker SDSM School for Excellence was declared second and Loyola School secured the third position.

Principal of DBMS English School Rajani Shekhar said the event was an attempt to provide the children with a learning experience.

“Students of middle and high schools get many opportunities to take part in numerous inter-school competitions and quizzing events to prove their mettle. But, children at the primary level usually miss out on the fun. We started the Kiddies programme last year, but it was organised in a different format. Through today’s quiz, we also tried to make children know the importance of working as a team,” she said.

Emcees Meera Nandwani and Kunal Venkat ensured that little ones enjoyed what was arguably their first quizzing experience.

Catch ’em young takes on a whole new meaning.

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