Schools' Challenge QuizTV Series | TV-G | 30 min. | Educational, Game-Show
In 2019 Schools Challenge Quiz (SCQ) celebrates its 50th season! This is a massive feat for any programme and an enduring test of its popularity, necessity and the dedication of the many people behind it to make sure it has lasted so long. What began as an idea, is now a programme in its own right. It is anticipated as an educational and entertainment programme highlight every year, testing secondary school academic prowess in the Jamaica. SCQ fosters school pride, team building, dedication and tenacity, with key watch words of Knowledge, Integrity and Sportsmanship at its helm. Schools Challenge Quiz has become an integral part of our Jamaican culture.
In its 50 seasons 14 schools have won the coveted trophy. Notable wins over the years have included St Hugh’s High being the first and only girls school to win, Kingston College standing out with 11 wins, Ardenne High and Munro College walking away with 6 wins, Wolmers Boys and Calabar 5 wins with the latter being the first school to win three consecutive years and St. Jago and Glenmuir holding the title four times.
The “Quiz Alumni “is strong and they come from the length and breadth of Jamaica. Many participants have gone on to achieve outstanding success and inevitably contribute significantly to their field of study and the wider community. This too, reflects as an undeniable testament to the accomplishments and longevity of the programme.
Schools Challenge Quiz is excellent family viewing: it is further evidence of what is good and great about Jamaica. Television Jamaica is proud to be part of this rich, enduring legacy and we are dedicated to its continuation in the years to come.
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