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Kirklees World Book Day Quiz 2019

Posted By Alison D. Brumwell, 08 March 2019
World Book Day has come and gone and it was yet another successful Kirklees World Book Day Quiz event at Huddersfield Town Hall yesterday afternoon. A total of 32 teams participated in the 7th edition of this annual celebration of reading for pleasure. The 20-strong reading list featured fiction, poetry, non-fiction, picture books and novellas and the 2019 trophy was eventually awarded to the team from Birkby Junior School...for the fifth successive year! Teams from Colne Valley High School and King James' School finished in second and third place, respectively, with a tense tie-break for third place. Pupils from Heckmondwike Primary School and Crowlees CE Junior and Infant School narrowly missed out but gave very strong performances. The ongoing success of the annual quiz is a testament to the hard work and commitment of booksplus, Kirklees' schools library service, who organise and promote the event. They continue to deliver an invaluable service to local schools despite the challenges faced by SLSs across the country. The quiz also underlines the importance of reading for pleasure, that children are still reading; they enjoy and appreciate the power of a good story and deserve access to a high-quality, diverse range of books.

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