This morning 140 pupils from Years 2 – 6 across the Pre-Prep and Prep battled it out for the House Literature Quiz title.
Held over 10 rounds, each featuring 10 questions, pupils answered questions exploring books for children aged 3-12. Topics included nursery rhymes, the movie version, science fiction, classics, adventures, Harry Potter, animal stories, myths and legends.
Teachers and librarians from both the Prep and Senior school devised the questions, which included: “What sort of creature is Esiotrot?”; “In the book by E. Nesbitt, what mythical bird takes four children on magical adventures on a flying carpet?”; “What was Rikki-Tikki-Tavi?”; and “Which nursery rhyme featured a character suffering serious injury requiring urgent medical help from the king’s transport and military officers?”
Eyes were glued to the scoreboard’s twists and turns, with cliff-hanger surprises and a tense climax. The best team on the day was School’s Team 2, closely followed by Smith’s Team 1 Team 4, who managed to edge out School’s Team 4 for third place. The overall house winners were School with house captain Ollie collecting the trophy to thunderous applause.
Many thanks to all the staff from the Pre-Prep, Prep and Truro School who made this a memorable event.