There are loads of great books aimed at KS4 students and adults throughout the LRC, but as the older years do not have the regular LRC sessions and may find time in the day pretty tight, there is now a spinner dedicated to fiction for older readers as you walk into the LRC. This means you can find great titles in seconds. Reading a range of fiction is great brain training, improving cognitive ability, memory, writing skills and is a great way to unwind. Years 10 and 11 students are also welcome to email the LRC (firstname.lastname@example.org) to check if books are available and reserve them for collection.
This year Hans Price Academy entered a year seven team into The Kids' Lit Quiz, an annual literature quiz for students aged 10 - 13 years. Quizzes are held in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom and USA. The winning team from each regional heat competes in a National Final with the winner competing in the World Final held in New Zealand.
Jakob, Rhiannon, Amelia and Toby represented Hans Price and did incredibly well. They worked hard for all ten rounds, achieving the highest score of any team in round three and Jakob also winning one of the individual questions against all competitors. Their tie-break question to win free books was “What was Hermione Granger’s middle name?” and Toby won the tie-break for them with a lightning quick correct answer of “Jean”. They finished within the top half of the teams taking part. Colston’s School were the overall winners and will be moving on to the National Final. The team are eager to compete again next year alongside a new year seven team saying “It was really good. We made a great team because we all have really different types of knowledge and worked really well together. We won free books and got free food. I would definitely do it again! We want a second chance!”