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Annual regional quiz mooted

Torika Tokalau
Saturday, December 15, 2012

PLANS are in place to hold the Regional Climate Zone Quiz competition annually.

This follows the success of the inaugural competition which was held at the ) at the University of the South Pacific's Faculty of Science Technology and Environment (FSTE) this week.

Rishikul High School from Fiji, Saint Joseph's Tenaru Secondary School from Solomon Islands, Avele College in Samoa, Liahona High School from Tonga and Central School from Vanuatu took part in the regional competition on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The purpose of the competition was to raise awareness on climate change issues and concerns among regional high school students.

"It was a huge task organising the whole thing. We had five different competitions in each represented country from June and the regional competition was held this week," head of FSTE associate professor Anjeela Jokhan said.

"But to see what we've accomplished and the reactions from the participating students during the quiz have all been worth it.

"We are thrilled with the knowledge of climate change that these children have.

"The questions were deliberately hard but each of them had an amazing level of understanding of this issue, and their ability to apply and share that knowledge from their different countries was simply amazing."

She said they were hoping to have the competition as an annual event and called on donors to help fund the Regional Climate Zone Quiz.

The competition is expected to be aired on Fiji TV from January, 2013.





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