How to take part: the Schools Week Big Schools Quiz

Fed up of lockdown? Fancy getting that brain back into gear? Want to nerd out with some other education folk?

We’re excited to announce that the first ever Schools Week Big Schools Quiz will take place next Weds (May 6).

Hosted by former national schools commissioner Sir David Carter, the quiz is all about bringing the sector together for a bit of laugh, and to raise money for charity.

Quizmaster Sir David Carter will be joined by a line-up of special guests on the night, including schools minister, Nick Gibb, Ofsted chief inspector, Amanda Spielman and shadow education secretary, Rebbecca Long Bailey.

Not only that, the winner will get a fancy Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (worth £1,000!), thanks to our event partner Pearson.

There’s no entry fee, we simply request all participants make a donation to our chosen charity, Centrepoint (suggested donation £5). Only those that have donated will be eligible for prizes.

Can we play in teams?

You can enter as a solo entry or organise a team of great minds!

On the night you will be able to let us know your team name. You will need to arrange your own team and method of communication for the evening and select one person from your team to submit answers.

We suggest you create a WhatsApp group or similar. Please note that each member of your team will need to register to view the broadcast on the night.

We suggest that teams should be four people max (there will be countdowns on answering the questions so communicating in larger teams will be difficult).

Places are limited, so you’ll need to sign up here to take part.

And here’s our Just Giving page where you can donate.