School savvy students shine in carrot quiz
The Golden Carrot Quiz at Pine Creek School is a reflection on learning and term events.
Success in the 20-question teaser is strongly linked to frequent school attendance.
Principal Cheryl Glasgow said students must be at school regularly to know all the answers.
“There are questions about the school that anyone can answer, but the correct answers to all the questions will be known only by the kids that come here often,” she said.
“The Golden Carrot symbolises the area’s association with gold, and the carrot is a sign of encouragement.”
Mrs Glasgow said the test is a multiple age team event calculated to capitalise on the expertise of a variety of students.
“Some questions only the little kids knew the answers to, and some only the big kids could respond to,” she said.
“Mindbenders from our quiz included ‘Who fell into the bookshelf at Katherine Town Library?’, ‘Who helped Miss Mia look after the kids when they went to Darwin?’ and ‘What did the little kids have on their sandwiches when they went to Katherine?’“
One team earned a perfect score. The names of those in the winning teams are recorded on the Golden Carrot trophy.