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On Friday 28th June a group of four students (from Years 7-9) and I attended a competition at Sir Christopher Hatton School in Wellingborough. For the 15th year Mrs Evans, the Hatton School's Librarian, was hosting The Big Book Quiz. Schools across the county were invited to take part and for the first time since I've been Librarian at Rushden Academy we were able to enter a team of our own.

The quiz is set in 6 categories and this year's overall theme was Alice In Wonderland. Since the end of February the four students have read around 90 books between them; these were the books chosen by Mrs Evans to suit all of the categories. The categories this year included:

  • Beatrix Potter
  • Alice
  • Bears
  • Carnegie and Northamptonshire Children's Choice Awards
  • Theodore Boone
  • H.I.V.E

In honour of the Alice theme, the team came up with the name "The Clueless 10/6s". When we arrived at Christopher Hatton, the main hall was filled with tables and teams from all over the county. There were nine other schools, although we were the only school who only had one team to represent them; there were 24 teams altogether. Some schools had dressed up - we didn't but we had taken our decorated 'mad hat' as our lucky mascot. Mrs Evans, who was the Queen of Hearts for the day, announced the quiz and the fun began. There were treats throughout the morning for the teams including 'drink me' bottles and 'eat me cakes'. They were offered snack packs and jam tarts and really enjoyed everything that was on offer and the quiz itself.

Ms N Raven

Resource Centre Manager

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