Exmouth primary school retains literary festival quiz trophy

PUBLISHED: 08:00 12 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:07 14 November 2017

David Marston and Caroline Walshaw at Withycombe Raleigh Primary School presenting the winning team with their trophy

David Marston and Caroline Walshaw at Withycombe Raleigh Primary School presenting the winning team with their trophy

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Withycombe Raleigh Primary School’s four-person team retained the trophy after winning the Budleigh Literary Festival quiz for a second year running.

Representatives of organisations and charities which were given cheques by the Freemasons Representatives of organisations and charities which were given cheques by the Freemasons

A team of Exmouth primary school pupils were presented with an engraved trophy for winning a book quiz.

Youngsters from Withycombe Raleigh Primary School were given the Dartington crystal bowl for winning the children’s literary quiz, part of the Budleigh Literary Festival.

The winning team consisted of Tom Blackmore of year six, Dylan Travers of year five, Emelia Gainford of year four and George Cooper of year three.

David Martson of the festival organisers and Caroline Walshaw presented the bowl to the winning team, who also secured books for the school with their second successive quiz win.

Festival spokesman David Marston said: “With only five marks separating all seven teams these young people showed themselves to be incredibly keen and knowledgeable young readers.

“Quite a few adults in the audience were scratching their heads at some of the questions – so all the children who took part can congratulate themselves on doing themselves – and their schools – proud.”

Enthusiastic young readers from seven primary schools across the Exmouth and Budleigh area helped launch the festival, the annual celebration of books and literature.

Now in its second year, the quiz was hosted by Exmouth Community College, with librarians Belinda Jackson and Lou Burrows asking questions and keeping scores.

It attracted teams from St Peter’s in budleigh, Otterton, The Beacon, Exeter Road, St Joseph’s, Withycombe Raleigh and Marpool.

With four pupils in each team the competition, quick-thinking pupils answering questions on books as diverse as The Famous Five and Alex Rider to authors including Liz Pichon and Michael Morpurgo.

Literary festival organisers have announced that another of its competitions, has opened ahead of next years event.

Art students from across the South West are being invited to submit artwork, inspired by the East Devon coast, by January 2018.

The contest is open to youngsters aged between 16 and 25 with a £500 prize for the winner,

Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival 2018 will take place between September 19 and 23, 2018.

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