The gauntlet has been thrown down. Teachers at Beijing’s international schools have been challenged to put together a team, and battle to see who will be quiz champions. And of course, it’s all in a good cause.
The event, taking place at Fella’s on Tuesday October 23 from 6.30-8.30pm, has been organized by Julian Fisher, chair of the Education Forum at the British Chamber of Commerce. We asked him what inspired the event.
“A lot of our members are from international schools,” he said, “so this is about really engaging with teachers and the school community, not just working with management.”
As well as the pride of being able to call themselves champions, there are other prizes on offer, including foot massages from Bodhi, drinks vouchers for Paddy O’Shea’s (recently voted Best Community Pub at the Irish Pub Global Awards), and restaurant vouchers donated by our sister publication The Beijinger.
But the evening’s real winners will be the first-placed school’s chosen charity.
“If we get 15 teams taking part,” Fisher said, “that could be RMB 30,000 going to the charity. Which is awesome for the school, awesome for the charity.”
There will be special guests from other community organizations, Fisher revealed.
“The literature and culture round will be run by Inkbeat Arts, and they’ll be distributing copies of their Youth Literary Review.”
But the evening’s master of ceremonies will be Fisher himself, and as he told us, he’s well qualified for the job.
“I’m the official quizmaster of the British Embassy pub quiz,” he told us. “I do a quiz once a month in the Bell pub in the British Embassy, and have done for seven years.”
If you’re a teacher at an international school, and think you and your colleagues have what it takes to quiz with the best, then scan the QR code in the poster below, and start gearing up your grey matter!
Photos: Pixabay, www.britishchamber.cn, courtesy of Julian Fisher