The first Schools Library Service Literature Quiz took place on 6th Feb. Test Valley School participated in one of the Regional heats, which was hosted by the Romsey School.
The quiz covered all areas of Literature with answers ranging from Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Michael Morpurgo, the Gruffalo, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, James Bond and the Hunger Games. A really wide knowledge of Childrens and Young Adult literature was needed.
The first 3 rounds (Opening Lines, Heroes and Villains, Who Am I?) were full of difficult questions. However, at half time, our team, comprising Peter Arthur, Harry Scobie and Holly Tims, were in the lead! The next 3 rounds (Harry Potter, Film and TV Tie ins and a Picture round) were slightly easier but did allow some of the other teams to make up points. We were absolutely delighted to be announced as the Winners — especially as we only had 3 on our team due to illness.
The Headteacher of Romsey School was a great Quizmaster and presented the Test Valley team with their awards. Peter, Harry and Holly received a Book token each, a Certificate for the School, a Certificate each and a Trophy which is proudly on display in the Library.
We are really looking forward to the Grand Final, which will be held at the Winchester Discovery Centre on 13th March at 7pm. Parents and staff will be welcome to support the pupils. In addition to the pupil teams there will be an Author team and the chance to buy signed copies of books- it is looking like a great event!
Congratulations to the team — and keep reading!