Bassingbourn students take part in literacy competition

The BVC team for the annual Kids' Lit competition. Picture: BVC

The BVC team for the annual Kids' Lit competition. Picture: BVC - Credit: Archant

Some of Bassingbourn Village College’s young bookworms showed off their literacy skills at the annual Kids’ Lit competition.

The Year 8 students – Emma Jones, Robert Kendrick, Amelia Peace and Iona Scott – came top in the school contest.

Their win meant they went forward to represent Bassingbourn Village College at the Central England heat held at Comberton Village College.

24 teams took part from across the country and although the BVC team didn’t win a place in the national final, they were delighted when their team mate Emma won an individual prize.

Those taking part not only pitted their knowledge against other schools, but also a team of local authors including Chris Priestley, Julian Sedgwick, Katie Dale, Inbali Inserles, Helen Moss and Andy Briggs. The BVC students took the opportunity to speak to the authors and even get some autographs.

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The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an annual literature quiz for students aged 10 to 13 years.

Quizzes are held in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA. Teams of four students are asked to answer 100 questions on children’s literature divided into ten categories, which vary each year.

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