On Thursday 19th May Northgate hosted our first Battle of the Bookworms Quiz for primary schools. The morning event saw Y5/6 teams from Toftwood Junior, Thomas Bullock Primary, Yaxham Primary, Mattishall Primary and Scarning Primary School battle with their book knowledge to be awarded the winning trophy shield. Parents of the children taking part were also invited and it was a delight to see so many here in the library showing their support.

The event was to celebrate reading and ‘National Share a Story Month’ and we were delighted by the knowledge and enthusiasm shown by all these young bookworms. Some of our dedicated library assistants- Seren, Evelyn, Sophie, Maisie, Kyra, Charlotte and Scarlet were eager to look after all the teams and also hosted the rounds, reading the questions confidently and audibly.

After six varying themed rounds the scores were tallied up to announce the results The scoring proved a close competition and with only one point separating the first, second and third places the overall winner was Scarning Primary who were awarded the trophy shield, which will be engraved with the school name and date and displayed with pride in their school until next year.

All those taking part were awarded a certificate, sweets and a book to take home with them. The event was a great success and we look forward to welcoming more schools to the quiz next year.

Seren, one of the library assistants, said, ‘As a library assistant, it’s my responsibility to help keep the library tidy, to put the books on the shelves, sometimes to scan in and out books and to help in library events! We were assigned a team each, and then we went to show our teams to the library. After this, we helped our teams during the quiz, gave out snacks and we read out some of the rounds as well! We assisted the students and showed them around. It was a very fun experience and a great way to represent the school to local primary schools. I think they really enjoyed this event and would like this to happen again.’