ST Joseph's College dug into their reserves of wide-ranging knowledge in science to successfully trump rivals Queen's College and Raimondi College at the Joint School Science Quiz recently. The competition is an annual event organised by the Joint Science Course to enhance student awareness and interest in science. Representatives from the three schools had to answer questions based on a wide field in science such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics in three rounds. They were tested on their knowledge from very basic principles found in the HKCEE syllabus to the A-levels. After 45 minutes of tough competition St Joseph's College showed its class to beat the other finalists by a comfortable margin. The school emerged triumphant with a high score of 490 to take home the trophy. Queen's College came second with 440 points while Raimondi College collected 360 marks. St Joseph's team members Peter Tsang Man-kam and Michael Chau Chiu-lung were very happy with their victory. Team captain Peter Tsang said although he had not prepared for the quiz, he could still manage to answer many of the questions. ''The reason is that I could still remember quite clearly without having to revise what I have learnt in Forms 4 and 5,'' Peter said. ''I appreciate Michael's participation as he has to give up some of his valuable time preparing for his forthcoming HKCEE and the school's mock exam.'' Because of the tight examination schedule, two other teammates, Durward Kan Chun-dei and David Wang, could not attend the quiz. Normally, each team consists of three to five members and with only three allowed to take part in each round in the final. Michael said they were also grateful to their teachers for their guidance and support. For the two Josephians, taking part in inter-school competitions has brought many benefits. Peter strongly believed that by participating they could learn how to co-operate with teammates and promote mutual understanding among schools.