Wednesday, 12 November 2014

NORTH EAST ENGLAND

Another very tense heat in the NE tonight. This heat is always very competitive. The winning team was Hexham Middle School A.  Congratulations to Daisy, Lizzie, Charlotte & Joel and their librarian Janet Hughff., followed by Durham Johnston B and in third was Ovingham Middle A. Our marking team was very efficient and results were quickly processed. The coordinators (Trevor & Diane Darwin) trialled  a speedier system giving schools a number which aided collating rather than using the school's name. The Librarians narrowly defeated the authors by half a point but it was a see-saw tussle. Thank you Lucy Coates and Linda Strachan for giving up your writing time in taking part in the quiz signing books and awarding spot prizes. Thank you Steve from Seven Stories for staffing the bookshop. The book prizes were kindly donated by Scholastic UK.
Happy reading
Wayne
Quizmaster

4 comments:

Newminster said...

I was expecting it to be boring and a very long afternoon in complete silence but actually I enjoyed it. Adam
I didn’t think we’d stand a chance but I won a book for everyone in my team! Ewan
I’d no idea there’d be so many questions! Luke
We found lots to laugh about. Lana

Newminster said...

The Quizmaster was fun and made the afternoon very good, interacting with the teachers and librarians too. It was a challenging quiz but awfully entertaining! I won two books as well! Jack
I was expecting it to be quite slow but it was really pacy and I discovered that I know rather less than I thought!
Mrs Shelley, teacher

Chantry said...

I enjoyed it very much. The pace was quick and Wayne made it really interesting. Martha
I liked the way you still had a chance to win a £2 coin or token even if your team didn’t do that well. The pace was really quick which made it fun! Piper
It was a good atmosphere. I enjoyed it and I won a book! Breeanne

Chantry said...

An excellent afternoon for literature lovers with a pleasing balance of questions for everyone and clever pacing to keep the children motivated and excited.
An encouraging environment in which everyone could learn something and enjoy themselves, even if they didn’t win. Mrs Michie, teacher