Library Olympic quiz kicks off Reading Olympiad

SGS Reading Olympiad 2012 poster

An Olympic quiz set and hosted by second year pupil Jack Riley acted as an opening ceremony for our library’s Reading Olympiad challenge, which is running from February until June.

Teams gathered in the library on Wednesday lunchtime to answer Jack’s tough teasers on an Olympic theme, and pupils are now being encouraged to win even more prizes by joining in with the Olympiad.

Olympic quiz teamTo enter, pupils and staff need to read six books from a wide range of 12 categories from sport stories through to non-fiction in a foreign language before June’s closing date.

After reading them, pupils should review the books on either the library’s catalogue system or Moodle pages to qualify for the prizes and help others decide what they would like to read.

All participants who complete the challenge will be rewarded with their own Reading Olympiad travel mug and chocolate and will also be entered into a prize draw to win sports tickets, Olympic merchandise vouchers and book tokens.

Speaking about the Olympiad, Ms Josephine Pazos, the school librarian, said:

The Olympiad is a great motivator to get pupils and staff to make time for those books we keep meaning to read, and discovering lots more!

It’s also a way of sharing the reading experience, exchanging ideas and being part of something we’re all doing together – and there are so many interesting, funny, thrilling and exciting things out there to read!

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