Book Mastermind 2012 crowned
Students from schools across Suffolk battled it out last Friday for the Book Mastermind crown
In September last year Key Stage 3 students (aged 11-14) from 33 schools took up the challenge with only eight schools making it to the grand final.
The winner, Anthony Picton, aged 12 from Thomas Mills High School, Framlingham was presented with a prize of £50 of book tokens as well the Book Mastermind trophy by County Councillors Graham Newman and Judy Terry.
In addition, Thomas Mills High School has received £200 worth of books for their school library.
Students competed in two quick fire rounds where they answered questions about their choice of book, as well as a number of general knowledge questions, just like the BBC 1 series. In each round of the competition students have had to read and answer questions on a different book that they have chosen.
This year two authors of books for children & young people, Adèle Geras and Sita Bramachari were at the final to talk about their writing and to inspire students to read.
Councillor Graham Newman, Suffolk County Council’s portfolio holder for Children, Schools and Young People’s Services said:
“It was a real pleasure to open the Grand Final of Book Mastermind 2012 and to have the privilege of presenting the participants with their certificates and prizes.
“It is wonderful to see these young people enjoying reading, and having the confidence to take part in a competition which puts their knowledge of their favourite books to the test.
“Altogether, more than 250 pupils took part in the competition. I would like to thank them all – and their schools, teachers and parents for mentoring them – and of course to congratulate Anthony as this year’s winner.”