PUPILS from North Essex schools were pitted against each other in a social science quiz.

The Social Science Challenge was organised by UK Data Archive based at Essex University and sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council, to promote the subject amongst youngsters.

Comedian Hazel Humphreys quizzed teams from Braintree Sixth Form, Clacton Coastal Academy, Colchester Royal Grammar School, SEEVIC College, St Benedict's Catholic School and Tendring Technology College.