Students tie in school reader comp
IN an exciting twist for the Warwick State High School (WSHS) Readers’ Challenge participating students and pupils, two schools could not be separated during the fight for first place.
WSHS librarian Janet Williams said the challenge was in its fourth year and this was the first time two schools shared the winning crown.
“A group of WSHS Year 9 English students organised the challenge to encourage kids to read and they’ve been working on this project since Term One,” Mrs Williams said.
“Not many people know reading is a sport but this year was really special as the competition went to two tie-breakers with Warwick East State School and Warwick West State School shared the honours. We had Year 9, 6 and 7 kids participating.”
Sixteen school teams from around the district participated in the reading treasure trove which included four novels and a series of 15 questions all hand picked by the WSHS Year 9 wordies.
“For the past three years Warwick West has won followed closely by Yangan State School, so there’s a healthy rivalry between the schools,” Mrs Williams said.
With the aid of Mrs Williams and English teacher Kirsty Caterson, Year 9 students Ellen Hansen, Gareth Rolfe, Lachlan Kraak, Ben Vellacott, Holly Woodford, Jessica Hine and Lucy Boland opened childrens’ minds.
Second place was Warwick West State School team three and third place went to Warwick West State School team one.