Monday, 02 August 2021

Read, not Paxman, gets teenagers quizzical

ABOUT 30 teenagers put their general knowledge skills to the test at a quiz hosted by radio presenter Mike Read

ABOUT 30 teenagers put their general knowledge skills to the test at a quiz hosted by radio presenter Mike Read.

Henley Town Council organised the event, in association with the Henley Literary Festival, at the Cau restaurant in Hart Street on Monday night.

For £15, the young people enjoyed a burger, chips plus a drink and a brownie.

The quiz had eight rounds covering a range of subjects including geography, politics, history, maths, science, food and drink.

The winners were Toad in the Road and there were on the spot prizes for best team name and best score in a particular round.

Mayor Lorraine Hillier said: “We thought the questions were really difficult but the young ones did brilliantly.

“One of the students celebrated her 16th birthday so we had a brownie with a candle in it and everybody sang happy birthday.”

Read said: “It’s important for the kids to have a bit of fun with learning. I'm not too much of a Jeremy Paxman, so I don't get too testy!”

Before the quiz Kim George gave a talk about the work of the Teenage Wilderness Trust, which supports students who find it difficult to engage with mainstream education.

Mr George is a director of Path Hill Outdoors, a not-for-profit company offering innovative educational and therapeutic programmes, which works alongside the trust.



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