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By DAVINA HYDE

A school in South-east London has triumphed in a national reading competition.

Colfe’s School in Horn Park Lane, Greenwich came first in the country in the National Literacy Trust’s National Reading Champions Quiz, beating 21 other teams from across the country.

The winning team were Anabel Jones, Natalie Somers, Leila Fazal and Jackson Miller.

The final saw Colfe’s School battle through eight rounds of fiction quizzing to victory. Celebrated children’s authors joined the event in person or via video link including Sir Michael Morpurgo, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Patrice Lawrence, Sarah During March, 500 UK teams competed across over 20 heats, meaning that the team from Colfe’s School are the overall winners out of 2,000 students who were involved in the quiz.

Patrice Lawrence, who presented Colfe’s School with the prize said: “I feel very privileged to have met so many fantastic young readers – seeing so many of them in one room makes my heart sing.

“Congratulations to all the teams involved in the final.”

A representative from the Colfe’s School team said: “We are really thrilled to have won the quiz this year.

“Thank you to everyone involved in organising the event – we all had a fantastic day and are looking forward to entering again in 2023.”

Henrietta Roberts, Senior Project Manager at the National Literacy Trust, said: “It has been a very special occasion celebrating this year’s finalists, the librarians who support them on their reading journeys and the authors who inspire them – I am in awe of these young people and their reading knowledge.

“The quiz is a really positive experience from the first regional heat to the grand final and it is wonderful seeing the quiz go from strength to strength with the help and support of regional organisers, librarians and the students themselves who bring such energy and team spirit to the competition.”

Picture above, Quizmaster Mr Dilly, Leila Fazal, Amabel Jones, Jackson Miller, Natalie Somers, author Patrice Lawrence and National Literacy Trust representative Henrietta Roberts

Picture: Erroll Jones of the WeShootLondon photography collective

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