The Founder’s Quiz – Questions Matter
We were both proud and privileged to host the inaugural edition of The Founder’s Quiz – Questions Matter, an inter-school contest for teachers.Held on Saturday, 27th May, in the Sheikh Zayed Multipurpose Hall, the battle of brains to win the coveted rolling trophy witnessed eleven schools, including a specially invited non-GEMS school, engage in an eventful quiz.
Of the eleven teams who sat for a 40-question preliminary round, the following six went on stage to be quizzed at the grand finale: Our Own Dubai (OOD), Our Own Indian, Dubai (OIS), GEMS Legacy School, Dubai (GLS), Our Own Girls, Sharjah (OOS), GEMS Cambridge, Sharjah (CIS) and Our Own, Al Warqa (OOW).
The event hosted by our experienced quiz masters, supervisors Ms. Jessy and Mr. Shane, aimed to foster knowledge sharing and ensured a healthy and edutaining competition among teachers. It provided a platform for educators to showcase their intellectual abilities and engage in a friendly competition.
The quiz followed a structured format comprising eight rounds: General Knowledge, Visual, Music, UAE, Current Affairs among others. The questions were designed to challenge the participants' knowledge and test their quick thinking and decision-making skills.
After a closely contested competition, and a tie-breaker for 2nd and 3rd place the following were declared the winners:
1st - GEMS Legacy School represented by Ms. Janelle Holmes and Ms. Suhasini Naikar
2nd - Our Own Dubai represented by Ms. Kritika Ramona Santram and Ms. Diksha Bhaskar Shetty
3rd - Our Own Al Warqa represented by Mr. Quinton Doll and Ms. Poorna Seetharaman