Six Villages students win Chichester Literature Quiz

Ormiston Six Villages Academy students who took part in the Chichester Literature Quiz
Ormiston Six Villages Academy students who took part in the Chichester Literature Quiz

Students from Ormiston Six Villages Academy are proud to have been crowned winners of the fourth Chichester Literature Quiz.

For a small school to have done so well is a mark of the improvements being made at the Westergate academy.

The winning Team A, Alex Chapman, Eloise Austin, James Scragg and Isobel Nichols

The winning Team A, Alex Chapman, Eloise Austin, James Scragg and Isobel Nichols

Naomi Hursthouse, assistant associate principal and head of English, said: “Having come joint third last year, we were delighted to win the quiz in 2017.

“It is a testament to our staff’s dedication to increasing our students’ knowledge and love for reading, and it is wonderful to see the enthusiasm and enjoyment our students show when participating in events such as this.

“We are very proud of all the students who took part this year.”

The winning Team A was Alex Chapman, Eloise Austin, James Scragg and Isobel Nichols, Team B was Amelia-Rose Cox, Emily Febvre, Eva Chapman and Alice Feest.

The annual event brings together students from schools across West Sussex to celebrate a love of reading.

This year’s featured authors were Jamie Thompson, Miriam Halahmy, Ali Sparkes and Andy Briggs, and in preparation for the quiz, all students had to read one of their books.

On the day, the students answered questions about the books, as well as questions to test their general knowledge of literature.

Rounding off a day of literacy and reading, Jamie Thomson visited the academy in the afternoon to deliver an inspiring and interactive talk about his Dark Lord series of books and his work as an author, as well as signing copies for students to purchase.

The Chichester Literature Quiz is run by Portsmouth School Library Service and supported by the Hayling Island Bookshop.

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