Following an internal reading quiz delivered to all Year 6 pupils in February, an amazing team of four Year 6 pupils was formed. On Tuesday 8 March, our selected pupils participated in the virtual West Midlands regional heats of the National Reading Champions Quiz, 2022. 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 eight 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 two and a half hours, the winners were announced at the end!

Our BCS team: Riah B, Erin H, Nandini K and James L ranked 3rd place out of 37 teams. We were the top scoring primary setting.

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 demonstrated perfect BCS Values, it was an honour to be in the presence of children who clearly read for pleasure and I could not have been more proud of their efforts.