By: M. Gonçalves
Last month, on the 10th of November, Projeto Mãos na Massa held a quiz night in order to raise funds directed towards the cause. Lasting from 7pm until 9pm, parents, teachers and students from various year groups gathered in the cafeteria to compete in what would turn out to be a nail-biting ending to a competition challenging the knowledge of its participants. Separated into 9 teams, each representing a country in this year's world cup, participants paid entrance tickets and purchased items such as candles and food baskets, all of which raised money to be used with constructions.
Eagerly answering questions for a variety of topics, among them: history & geography, arts & film, mathematics, science, sports, business & economics, and St. Paul's trivia- the competition was tense throughout. Spain, Portugal and Brazil found themselves tied with 33 points in the end, thus answering one last question to break the tie: "How many people eat at the school cafeteria each day?". The team closer to the correct answer receiving that vital extra point and being crowned champions.
Ultimately, Portugal got closer to the correct answer, therefore earning their first-place trophy. At the end of the night, the event delivered what it hoped to; raising a significant amount of money to be invested in the project's cause, as well as a thrilling evening for parents, teachers and students.
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