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Bassingbourn Bookworms compete in book quiz

What was the vegetable that caused such discomfort for the princess? Which God wears winged sandals? Who is the hero of Tomorrow Never Dies?

These are just some of the questions faced by our students in the regional final of Kids Lit UK, held this week at Comberton Village College.

The BVC team – Bassingbourn Bookworms – comprised year 8 students Eli Curtin, Cara Button, Emma Rosevear and Matthew Crafter who acquitted themselves well, coming an impressive 7th place out of 32 schools taking part.

Cara describes the experience: “We had a jam-packed afternoon filled with challenging but fun questions, books and biscuits. Our favourite moments was when Eli saved the day with his enviable botanical knowledge that Rapunzel is actually a vegetable!

“We would alos like to thank our English teachers for teaching us the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner as we were the only team that got that one right.

“We worked really well together and were very pleased with our result.”

Mrs Lynn, BVC librarian added: “This is the fifth year that I have taken a BVC team to the regional finals and I have to say that this year’s team was by far the best. I was really impressed by their focus and commitment to competing – well done to them!”

The Kids Lit Quiz is an annual literature quiz for students aged 10 – 13 years. Quizzes are held in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA. The winning team from each country competes in the World Final which will be held next year in New Zealand.

Bassingbourn Village College

South End, Bassingbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5NJ

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