Young people battle it out in literacy challenge

Release Date: 06 July 2017

On Wednesday 5 July Twickenham Academy hosted the Richmond upon Thames Library Service Battle of the Books quiz morning for 48 students aged 12-13 from borough secondary schools.

The students have been hard at work preparing for the competition by reading six books before taking part in a quiz to test their knowledge and understanding.

Before hearing the final quiz score, teams enjoyed a talk by author Helen Dennis, whose book ‘River of Ink: Genesis’ was one of the books they had been studying.

Following a tightly fought contest, Christ’s School took home the top prize. They were presented with their prizes and a certificate for their school by Amanda Stirrup, Head of Libraries.

Cllr David Linnette, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and the Voluntary Sector, said:

“Battle of the Books is a reading initiative where pupils read the same six books and then come together to demonstrate their abilities and test their knowledge on what they have read.

“Congratulations to Christ’s School for coming top on the day! It is very encouraging that our secondary schools in the borough have come together for some competitive fun and I hope that many of the young people participating will continue reading in the future.”


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Updated: 31 July 2017