Thursday 2nd February 2006 by C. Freeman
Successful Brooke Weston students have won prizes in a county book challenge, answering questions on modern and classic children's literature. Two teams from the College took part in the Learning Resources in Education book challenge competing against teams from 11 other schools.
Competitors had to answer a total of 120 questions in six categories including 'Fantasy Quests', 'Who Wrote the Book?' 'Jacqueline Wilson' and, unsurprisingly 'Harry Potter.' The Brooke Weston team, comprising Oliver Fitton, Zameen Brar, Harpreet Bhelley and Amy Peters came third out of 24 teams.
In the middle of the quiz
Zameen said: 'Probably the hardest category was the one where you had to guess the author because that covered a range of books. We just all pooled our knowledge together, put the best into it and we got the best out of it.'
Winning teams were presented with books, certificates, bookmarks and postcards but everyone enjoyed their time at the quiz, held at Huxlow Science College.
Amy Peters said: 'I just thought the whole experience was great and I was so excited when we won. I got two books and was really happy.'
The other Brooke Weston quiz team comprised Andrew Brisk, Elizabeth Downey, Aimee Goodall and Scott Balchin.
Students with their prizes.
Elizabeth said: 'I thought it was a really good experience and something we should do again.'
Librarian Charlie Smith who organised the visit said that she was pleased with the result as it is the second year running that the College gained a third place. 'With our teams we demonstrate a consistency there that we can improve upon,' she said, 'although the Challenge is a great event to take part in whatever the result because it encourages the children to read a wide varieties of books and work as a team.'