Tuesday, 8 November 2011


posted 19 hours ago by Jacky Atkinson
Hi Folks
The 2011/2012 journey has started to find the team with the best literary knowledge on
five continents. The winner tonight was Gosforth Central Middle School 1
Followed by Durham High for Girls. Third place necessitated a sudden death play off
between last year's winner Hexham Middle 1 and Newminster Middle 1.
It was taken out by Hexham. Our authors tonight came from the Midlands, Scotland
and locally. They actually took out the first two places.
They were: Mark Robson, Linda Strachan, Gill Arbuthnott, Emma Barnes, Ann Coburn
and Helen Limon.
We're indebted to Gosforth Central Middle School for their hospitality in hosting us and
to Serco, Scholastic School Books and Seven Stories for their sponsorship.
The evening ran like clockwork. I can't wait for the next heats.
What a change from last year when half the teams couldn't make it because
of dreadful snow conditions.Well done everybody.


National Organiser said...

What a wonderful start to the UK 2011 heats
Congratulations to the worthy winners and I look forward to meeting you at the National final in Warwick on the 2nd December.

Central Newcastle High School said...

Our teams had a great time - and I think the adults in the audience enjoyed it just as much! We loved the Music round and the way it got everybody dancing in their seats.Thanks for the spot prizes, the inspiration and the fun.Good luck in your travels and see you next year!