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Battle of the Books

This week was the semi-final for the Primary and Secondary Battle of the Books competition. This event, which has been taking place for over twenty years, requires students to read and discuss a diverse range of contemporary fiction culminating in a quiz to test their knowledge of plot, character and theme.

Our primary team had fierce competition on 5th May, but they faced it with focus and enthusiasm and were able to earn second place!  

Battle of the Books

Our secondary team demonstrated their engagement in our individual battles with other schools leading to 4th place overall.


The whole team found the event very valuable with Charlotte impressed by ‘the energy of the team’,  Elaine discussing ‘the tension in the air’ during their rounds and Andrew praising the ‘team spirit’ they developed as a result. The team will join together again in a few weeks for a friendly match with the Australian International School.  


Thanks to our great librarians Ms Bates and Ms Chelli and the English department for their support with this year’s competition.


The Battle of the Books Team Book Recommendations

Charlotte recommends Amari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston -its “a magical fantasy book”


Lucas recommends The Maze Runner by James Dashner - its “very exciting and quite scary”


Elaine recommends Brothers Keeper by Julie Lee -  “A really heart breaking story set during the Korean War”


Andrew recommends Wink by Rob Harrell - “it has a lot of humour and really made me laugh”


Natalie recommends A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat it is “like cops and robbers but much cooler!”


Jayden recommends When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed – “a moving comic set on a Kenyan refugee camp”

 Battle of the Books BOB