Students come third in Literacy Trust Reading comp


A TEAM of students took on 25 other schools and came third in an online regional heat of the Literacy Trust Reading Champions Quiz.

The Haslingden High School students had to tackle tricky questions on a variety of books, without any prior knowledge of what books they would be asked about.

The team of six faced a number of questions and had to pool all their knowledge to try to get the correct answers.

Francesca Bull, 12, said: “I love murder books and poems and I like Macbeth. I also really like maths and science books and science is my favourite subject.

“On the quiz, I knew quite a few of the questions and on others we worked as a team and then took a vote on the answer to give.”

One round showed the students a video and they had to guess what the book was.

Jack Braiden, 12, said: “I like books that tell me about somewhere new and different and when I get bored my brain uses books like a fidget toy.”

The competition had a couple of primary school entries but most were secondary schools from all over the country. Only the winning school went on to the next stage.

Suhani Khanwalkar, 12, was nominated by her friend for the competition. She said: “I like philosophy books and I like books that go into ‘what ifs?’ The competition was fun.”