Abu Dhabi school triumphs in QuizYT

DUBAI — The Abu Dhabi Indian High School triumphed over more than 40 schools in the senior and junior categories of this year's QuizYT. The annual quiz competition held yesterday at Shaikh Rashid Auditorium of Indian High School, attracted nearly 400 students from various schools across the emirates.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 28 Apr 2007, 8:53 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:45 AM

Trailing in the second place were Our Own English High School (senior) and Dubai Modern High School (junior).

QuizYT was organised with the objective of promoting an appreciation for learning among today's youth. Questions asked during the day-long event covered various topics from science, technology, sports, history, literature, general information, and current events.

Presented annually by the Young Times, the youth magazine from the publishers of Khaleej Times, the QuizYT is considered to be the largest inter-school quiz in the UAE. Divided into senior quiz and junior quiz categories, it was open to students of English medium schools in the country.

Equipped with pens and papers as they answered questions from quiz master Siddhartha Basu, the participants said they saw the event as a challenge of wits and a venue where they could interact with students of other schools.

"When our school selected us for the QuizYT, we took the challenge because there's lots of other schools, not just from Dubai but from all over the country participating in the competition," said 17-year-old Mobin Abdul Razak Kanjiani of Al Diyafah School.

Thirteen-year-old Priyanka Bombhi of Central School, Dubai said she and her schoolmates even made new friends during the competition. "Because the event has gathered so many schools together, there's a dynamic interaction among students," she said.

Bombhi's teammate, Sneha Menon, added that some of the questions asked during the competition also supplemented their knowledge. "We came prepared but, obviously, there would be questions that are new to us. We saw that as new nuggets of information," she mentioned.

Contestants said they had to prepare for the QuizYT by doing researches over the Internet, as well as reading books, educational magazines, newspapers, and quiz trivia materials.

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