School Program Story by Tyrion Perkins
The final of the 2017 Reader’s Cup for year 5/6 was held on Wednesday evening as part of the Story Arts Festival in Ipswich.
Eighteen school teams battled it out. The teams of four, plus reserves, represented their regions from all over Queensland, and parents and teachers came to watch.
The questions were taken from five books: “A most magical girl” by Karen Foxlee, Wombat Warriors” by Samantha Wheeler, “White Crane” by Sandy Fussell, “Quest of the Sunfish” by Mardi McConnochie, and “The Outcasts” by John Flanagan. They must have read them very thoroughly, because those questions, read by the authors of the first three, were extremely hard.
After each round, the winners got to chose a book, and we saw video responses from the different teams to the books. They ranged from a dramatisation of “A most magical girl” to Lego “White Crane” characters, to the team members discussing what their favourite book was.
After six rounds of five questions, that involved much deliberation, discussion, and straining to remember answers, St Andrew’s Catholic College from far north Queensland were declared the winners.
For more information on The Reader's Cup - http://readerscup.org.au/
Blogging Team 2017