Students from Carshalton High School for Girls will be hoping to come up trumps when they challenge a group of peers from the House of Lords to a game of Minibridge this year.
The West Street school's Bridge Club has been invited to Westminster by Lord Skelmersdale, deputy speaker of the House of Lords, to a contest against himself and fellow peers in March.
The hereditary peer has already visited the students to check out the competition - and is likely to have come away realising they are no dummies.
Halah Afghan gets practising
Started last year, the school Bridge Club was founded by maths teacher Amy Huber, and practices once a week with the help of bridge instructor Christine Atwood, of the English Bridge Union.
The girls will be taking part in their first ever competition, the all-Surrey Bridge Event, at St. Paul’s School in Barnes on February 7.