We held our annual Kids’ Lit Quiz after school in the LRC on Wednesday 6th November. It was attended by teams from Year 7 and Year 8 form groups. We were helped by members of the English staff, and by Millie Rees of Year 13. Millie has been our question master for several years. She has done a great job and we’re very grateful to her. We had a very supportive audience of family and friends.
The quiz results were of a very high standard and were very close. In the case of Year 8 we held a nail-biting tie-break.
On Thursday 14th November our two winning teams travelled to Comberton Village College in Cambridgeshire for the regional heats. The Year 8 team was made up of Toby Ayres, Jimmy Clarke, Hazel Irving, and Kaitlyn Bray. Our Year 7s were Liv Turner, Lars Haynes, Lucy Ray and Harry Osman.
There were ten rounds, each containing ten questions. Between rounds, students were asked individual questions and Liv, Lars and Harry each won a prize.
We were up against some very strong competition from other schools. However, both our teams did very well, and represented Sponne extremely positively. The winning team of students, who will go forward to the national heats, were from the host school, Comberton Village College.