Brac students win senior Battle of the Books

| 05/04/2017
CNS Local Life

Winning team from Layman E Scott High School with Richard Parchment

(CNS Local Life): After flying in to compete for the first time in the Lera Parchment Battle of the Books competition, a team from Layman E Scott High School on Cayman Brac went home victorious as senior division champions. The annual event was held at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay on Saturday, 2 April 2017.

The Brac team scored a total of 292 points, pushing them just ahead of the The Amazing Auggies from St Ignatius Catholic School, who were runners-up with 279 points.

In the junior division, the Flying Phoenixes from George Town Primary School, with 315 points, beat the St Ignatius team, We’re Booked, who scored 302 points.

Battle of the Books is an annual children’s reading competition organised by Cayman Islands Information Professionals, an association promoting literacy, and advocating for libraries. More than 90 students participated in 15 teams this year.

The senior division includes students aged 11 to 14, while the junior division is for 7- to 10-year-olds.

“Battle of the Books was very exciting this year with all participants being extremely knowledgeable,” said Paul Robinson, one of the competition’s organisers. “It was particularly exciting for the Brac students who came over and conquered their rivals in the seniors’ division.”

Minister for Education Tara Rivers handed out the medals at the end of the competition, and Rotary Sunrise helped buy the books for the event and presented certificates on the day.

Richard Parchment and Julie Hunter, whose late mother was Lera Parchment after whom the competition is named, presented the trophies.

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