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Readers' Cup 2021

Updated: Jul 1



This year the Thomas's Foundation Readers' Cup committee successfully created a flexible and accessible competition. 126 pupils, from 14 different schools in the immediate neighbourhoods of Thomas’s London Day Schools took part.


The teams showed their in-depth knowledge of three set books that Thomas's Foundation provided, as well as answering general knowledge literacy questions.


The books:

Football School - Star Players by Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton

The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell

Ever Dark by Abi Elphinstone


The Kahoot Quiz Format: There were four rounds of twenty questions completed in a single session. It was a timed quiz, but unlike the usual in-person competition, the questions were multiple choice with four suggested answers, one of which the team had to select.


The Prizes: All participants received a certificate and gift for their efforts.


The winners, Christchurch, Glenbrook, Sir John Lillie and Colville Primary, received a £100 book token to spend at Nomad Books and a special direct message of congratulations from one of the authors acknowledging their fantastic efforts. Each team member received a book. The winning teams were also presented with a cup which they can keep at their school until next year’s quiz.


Colville Primary converted their winning token into these wonderful books for their book corners:


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