Following an internal reading quiz delivered to all Year 6 pupils in March, two amazing teams of four Year 6 pupils were formed. On Tuesday 4 May, our selected pupils participated in the virtual West Midlands regional heats of the National Reading Champions Quiz, 2021. The Quiz was open to pupils aged 10 – 14 years, therefore our Year 6 pupils were up against many senior schools.

Questions were read aloud on screen and a strict time limit was permitted per question. Our Year 6 pupils kept their spirits high and persevered through ten gruelling rounds with ten questions each all about well-known books, characters, authors, and a few word-play teasers as well. An off‑screen marking system was in place to ensure regular leaderboard updates and after three hours, the winners were announced at the end!

Blue Coat Team 1: Connie, Anuva, Sam H and Ollie S ranked 8th place out of 33 teams.
Blue Coat Team 2: Zuva, Keya, Joel and Charlie S ranked 13th place out of 33 teams.

Well done to all our pupils and the winners from Discovery Academy. It was a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to enjoy an online quiz with their peers and compete with other schools in their region. The Year 6 pupils in both teams demonstrated perfect BCS Values, it was an honour to be in their presence and I could not have been more proud of their efforts.

Mrs Ayub