FIFTEEN year old Jamie Pow from Lambeg will be saying goodbye to
Lisburn during his summer holidays and heading off to
The Wallace High School Year 11 student has been selected to
represent the United Kingdom at the National Geographic World
Jamie explained: "I was part of the Wallace team which won
the United Kingdom World Wise Quiz Challenge last year at Malham
Field Centre. I am delighted to be representing the UK in this
summer's five day competition in San Diego and I've already been
in contact with the two other UK team members. I'm really
looking forward to meeting the other competitors from seventeen
other nations and having the opportunity to learn about their
The World Wise Quiz is organised by the Geographical
Association. Jamie is studying geography at GCSE level, and
whilst he has yet to decide on a career path he definitely hopes
to study Geography at A Level.
"The Geography Department here in Wallace has been really
supportive," continued Jamie. "Mrs Singleton has organised the
WWQ teams for many years and Wallace has enjoyed many regional
victories, thanks to her enthusiasm and encouragement. I'd also
like to thank Miss McKee, the Head of Department, for all her
support - I hope I can do the school proud in San Diego."
Jamie is also looking forward to exploring California. "I've
never travelled outside the UK before so I can't wait to fly to
New York and then on to San Diego. My parents are coming with me
and we plan to visit Los Angeles and San Francisco the week
after the competition."
Head of Geography at Wallace, Barbara McKee, concluded: "I've
no doubt that Jamie will be an excellent ambassador for his
school and city. I would like to wish him well as he sets off
for California and am looking forward to hearing about his
travels in September."