On the 17th of April 2017, four DGPS students from Year 10: Deepika Batra of 10-A, Sneha Kanth of 10-B, Shaydon D’Souza of 10-D and Partha Shetty of 10-E, set off to take on a tough challenge – to participate in the Inaugural Quiz Bee at the University of Dubai campus in Academic City. They were accompanied by Mrs. Phadke.
The Quiz Bee was a well-organised event for students from Years 10-12 from across Dubai. It was stiff competition all the way and the DGPS students did well to come through the initial stages and make it to the semi-final round.
The sem-ifinal round was even tougher, with the teams having to answer six or more of the ten questions given correctly, to be able to make the final grade. It was nail-biting stuff, but the two teams from DGPS managed to make it to the finals with a sterling performance.
The final round was a heart stopper,, with each team having to answer five tough questions. The DGPS boys’ team of Shaydon and Partha did extremely well and pushed the contest into a tie-breaker between them and International Academy School, Jumeirah! The tie-breaker consisted of two further questions and it was heartbreak for the DGPS side as IAS, Dubai squeaked through to take the title.
The students returned in high spirits after their excellent performance in the inaugural Quiz Bee. It was indeed a marvellous effort from the Dubai Gem team, which made the school extremely proud.