In a normal school year, we usually enter two external quiz competitions (Kids’ Lit and The CWIZZ), aimed at pupils in Years 7 and 8. As Covid-19 restrictions continue, we were delighted to hear of an online alternative hosted by the National Literacy Trust – the inaugural National Reading Champions Quiz.

Since last September, on a weekly basis, we have been rotating our Literary Quiz Club between Years 6 and 8 and because it was not possible to mix year group bubbles, we made this particular competition a Year 7 activity. Over the last few weeks we have been practicing hard, with around 12 pupils regularly attending the club and last week we had a tricky 50-question test to select the eight pupils who would represent Emanuel in the competition.

Congratulations to our Year 7 quiz masters:

Team A (pictured below, left)

Elsa (7AFK), Macsen (7MM), Jack-Francis (7SMR) and Sam (7MSH)

Team B (pictured below, right)

Carlos (7SMR), Rory (7AFK), Dougie (7MSH) and Humphrey (7MM)

The competition was originally supposed to be held before half-term, but has now been moved to after the break, with the south London heat taking place on 10th June.

Until then Lit Quiz Club will remain a Year 7 activity, with anybody else from the year group welcome to join us and pit their wits against our two teams. The club meet at 12pm in Room 45 every Thursday.

Mr Jones (Senior Librarian)