A TEAM of high school pupils have used their classroom knowledge to be crowned champions in a competition.

Six Year 10 Lowton CE High School pupils won Leigh College's fourth annual cross-curriculum Challenge.

The challenge involved testing knowledge in eight subjects including English, maths and science.

The other subjects that pupils were quizzed on were history, sport, media studies, psychology and art.

As well as Lowton, Bedford High School, Atherton Community School, Golborne High School and last year’s winner Walkden High School were represented.

The Lowton team were in great form and gained enough points to win the top prize.

Head of teaching and academic Studies at Leigh College, Tanya Evans, said: “The pupils from all of the schools showed tremendous efforts and should be very proud.

"They represented their schools brilliantly during the event and were actively involved in all aspects of the competition - congratulations to Lowton CE High School.

“The event allows pupils to develop their team working, communication and problem solving skills as well as enjoy the opportunities to work with students and teachers from Leigh College."

The pupils competed in the different subject challenges based on having enough knowledge and possessing specialist skills in certain areas.

The tasks included a science challenge consisted of identifying four different organic compounds from test tube reactions, a maths relay, a Dragons Den style sports activity and a historical micro study on The Treaty of Versailles.