Pupils from six schools battled through round after round of questions to be crowned quiz champions.
Pupils from six junior and primary schools took part in the annual school quiz organised by the Rotary Club of Rushden last week.
Quiz master and rotarian Michael Tye took the pupils through nine rounds of questions ranging from history to pictures and lateral thinking.
He said: “The questions got the old grey matter working overtime, including that of the audience.
“At the interval four teams were extremely close adding more tension for both the contestants and the audience alike.
“Things were tense and the final result was very close with only three points between the top four teams, the winning team, South End School, was overjoyed to gain its second win in four years. All entrants, including the schools were presented with a certificate.”
Mary Cockburn presented the winning team with the Harry Cockburn Memorial Cup and an individual trophy shield.