DROYLSDEN Academy’s National Reading Champions Quiz Team had a surprise visit from local MP Angela Rayner, who wished them good luck ahead of the final of the prestigious competition on 24th June.
The National Reading Champions Quiz, sponsored by the National Literacy Trust, pits teams of students from schools all over the country against each other. The quiz tests students’ knowledge of a range of stories, myths, legends and graphic novels by asking questions about their characters and storylines. With 100 questions to answer in total team members need to have read a huge range of texts between them to stand a chance.
On the day the 4-strong team of students, comprising Year 9 students Molly Nash, Kwon Leong, Ikram Gudeta and Brogan Williams, topped the Leader Board in the regional heats against schools from all over the North West and secured themselves a place in the final.
Angela Rayner, who visited the school last week to congratulate the team and wish them luck for the national finals, said, “I’m so proud of Molly, Kwon, Ikram and Brogan. It is an incredible achievement, not just to reach the final, but to secure their place by coming first in the regional heats. Their hard work in preparing for the competition has reaped dividends and their success has elevated Droylsden to a national stage in such a positive way.
“I wish them every success on the 24th.”
Academy Librarian and ‘Team Manager’ Debra Godrich said, “The team put so much work in to preparing for this competition. They deserve this success and I am sure they will do Droylsden proud in the final.”