General Knowledge Club

Club name-  

General Knowledge Club

Description-

 The General Knowledge club aims to develop an interest in the world around us among students. Throughout the various quizzes and workshops we organize, we hope to improve the observational capacity and critical thinking of our members, while also proving that wisdom can be gained while having a little fun!

Office Bearers and TICs

President- Kiyara Fernando

Secretary- Natasha Ranawake

Treasurer- Mariam Imtiaz

 

TICs-  Ms. Geetha Dissanayake                    

           Ms. Priscilla Roshan                                                   

           Ms. Anushika Liyanage                                                           

           Ms. Maduri Meepagala

           Ms. Maheshani Alwis

 

History-

The General Knowledge Club of Bishop’s College was inaugurated in 1998.

However quizzing in Bishop’s College dates back to the 1950’s, far before the quiz club was formed. History states that when weekly lessons were held for girls of the Polwatte area, some of our older girls encouraged ‘General Knowledge’ to be added to the list of subjects, in order to increase children's awareness on current affairs. It also important to mention that at a quiz competition held by Radio Ceylon in 1959, the entire panel consisted of Bishopians!

 

2007 marked an important point in the history of our club,with the start of “Brainwave”, an inter-school quiz competition organized by the General Knowledge club of Bishop’s College. Since then a long line of students have worked tirelessly to keep this fire ablaze. This year marks 15 consecutive years of our club organizing Brainwave.

 

2019 is an important year in our calendar, as the General Knowledge Club initiated ‘The Triangular Quiz’ along with St.Thomas’ College and Wesley College.Every year the school that emerges victorious takes home the ‘Trident Challenge Shield’. We hope to continue it many years to come.

 

Recent events

TCS’20 which was the Triangular quiz initiated by Bishop’s College, St.Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia and Wesley College took place in January 2021, with our alma mater hosting for the first time. St.Thomas’ College emerged champions and the Bishop’s College B team emerged 2nd runners up in this event.

 

The General Knowledge Club of Bishop’s College is also pleased to say that they will be organising annual quiz competition “Brainwave”, for the 15th consecutive year in 2021.

 

We are also pleased to announce that Mariam, Husna and Vaishalini from Bishop’s Team A emerged 2nd runners up at Mind-Fizz, the first ever quiz competition organized by ChokoLAATe.

Gallery-

Trident Challenge Shield 2019

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