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BSB Wins BISA Children’s Literature Quiz

Congratulations to our students who won the third BISA Children’s Lit Quiz! The event was hosted at the American School of Barcelona on Thursday, 9th March, and eight BSB students across Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) took part in this activity focused around reading for pleasure.

The team made up of Alex, Margarita, Jeannie, Daniela won the event and trophy, which now stands out on our Celebration shelf on the entrance hall for the second year in a row.

BSB students Francesca, Julia, Kate and Izabella came third.

It was definitely a successful morning for the two BSB teams participating, competing against six Barcelona schools represented by twelve teams.

The quiz consisted of 60 questions in various rounds on Children’s and Young Adult Fiction. The twelve teams were sat in their teams and had 20 seconds to write down their answers on white boards.

Ms. Kelly, Director of Learning English and Languages, runs this activity every year for likeminded students to meet up and share and celebrate their love of reading and literature. It encourages students to read widely and share their recommendations. The Lit Quiz team was led and coached by two BSB students: Guillem (former winner) and Alex (team captain) as a Monday and Thursday lunchtime club from October 2016. 14 students came along and the final 8 were selected at the start of February.

It was a great experience for the students, who loved the day out and the opportunity to visit and look round another school, ‘The American School of Barcelona’. Students enjoy the challenge of competing and a chance to get to know students from other schools who share their love of reading. It was great to meet up with the BSB Sitges campus students who also sent along two teams. Students enjoyed discussing literature.

Alex said, ‘I am so proud of both teams and it was such fun preparing for the quiz this year’.

Ms Kelly also said, ‘This is one of my favourite events in the school year, it is lovely to see the students across different year groups build new friendships, based on their common interest in Literature. They love competing successfully, but more important is their development of a lifelong habit: the love of reading. Alex and Guillem made excellent Leaders, coaching the two teams with great patience and good humour. Well done to everyone – you make me very proud! We are already looking forward to next year when we will host the event. We have already started planning!’