'Leading ladies' claim new crown

Last updated 13:00 20/03/2014

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A pinch of magic helped a team of Disney heroines from Nelson College for Girls win the Nelson Building Society Academic Quiz.

Named after a song from Disney's Cinderella, the year 12 group Bippity Boppity Boo powered past 30 other school teams to win $300 in Richmond Mall vouchers.

The quiz was run by young people and initiated by an academic organisation named the Ministry of Inspiration.

A wide selection of princesses and divas were represented in Bippity Boppity Boo's lineup. Zi Shaw dressed as Ariel from The Little Mermaid; Nicole Towarek was Sleeping Beauty's Aurora; Robin Voss was Belle from Beauty and the Beast; Lucy Simpson dressed as Rapunzel, and Molly Cattell channelled Disney's newest animated film Frozen.

In second place was Naughty by Nurture from Nelson College, who wore white clothing and black bowler hats as they dressed as Alex from Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of A Clockwork Orange. They won the prize for best dressed.


Quiz questions were written by students and compiled by Nelson College for Girls academic captains Libby Gray and Chia-Wei Jao, who were MCs.

Questions included: Q: In what country is the world's most dangerously placed mountain hut? A: Switzerland.

Q: Inventors of the trampoline, the paper bag, Braille and ear muffs were all teenagers. True or false? A: True.

Q: Who was the lead singer of the popular Manchester band The Smiths? A: Morrissey.

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- The Nelson Mail

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