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Date posted: 22-12-2014
A team of four teenage boys from Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School claimed the top prize – a visit to the top of London’s Shard – in a geographic worldwide quiz held this month amongst thirteen teams from eight schools within the London Borough of Bromley. The quiz was organised by the geography department of the Charles Darwin School.
The visit to the Shard for the winning team has been sponsored by London Biggin Hill Airport and their tour certificate was presented to the four winners – Max Reed, Huw Sutton, Callum Rest and Alistair Lower by the airport’s Estates Manager Katy Woolcott when the team was invited to the airport for a tour last week. The boys were accompanied by their geography teacher Emma Rayner.
“We have been delighted to sponsor the top prize for this geography quiz and congratulate Max, Huw, Callum and Alistair on proving their expertise on the subject and also Emma as their form teacher. The trip to the top of the Shard will add an exciting new dimension to their understanding of London’s geography. Biggin Hill Airport is just 12 miles from central London” said Katy.
During the visit to Biggin Hill Airport, the team was given a presentation on the history, development and current role of the airport as a base for business and general aviation aircraft supported by extensive facilities and as a dedicated international gateway for global visitors in corporate aircraft. The programme included a tour of the airport’s Rescue & Firefighting Centre with specialist crews and an opportunity to see business aircraft and helicopters at close quarters in the airport’s 55,000 sq ft Terminal hangar.
The Shard is 1,016 feet (310 metres) high and is the tallest building in Europe. It provides a 360-degree view with a 40-mile perspective across Greater London and beyond. The building was designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano.