By Leah Conway –
Kirklees Council’s event to promote a love of reading amongst Kirklees children has been praised as “highly successful.”
The event was an annual quiz that was open to all Kirklees schools. The quiz encouraged pupils to read a wide range of books before going head-to-head to showcase their knowledge.
25 teams took part with children from 9 to 12 years taking part, and plenty of prizes were up for grabs. Entrants were asked questions on 20 different books and Conrad Burdekin, a locally-based poet, ensured the children had lots of fun.
The winners were from Holmfirth High School, with Crow Lane Primary and Field Lane JIN close behind.
“Fires our imagination.”
Cllr Carole Pattison, Cabinet member for Learning, Aspiration and Communities, said: “Reading is so important because it builds our knowledge, improves our vocabulary and fires our imagination.
“Countless studies have shown how children can benefit when they feel inspired to enjoy books. As a council, we work with the Kirklees family of schools to foster this enjoyment.
“Kirklees pupils usually gather in person for the World Book Day Quiz but, despite having to be online this year, it was still a highly successful and enjoyable event.
“We would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all the schools and children who took part. Reading books really does help children to aspire and achieve.”