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Emily is a “Book Mastermind”

Emily Martin recently came third in the area finals of the “Book Mastermind” competition, which is organised by Suffolk Library Services in order to get more young people into reading.

The competition, which works like the television show “Mastermind”, except that the specialist subject has to be a book, is open to Year 7 – 9 students from across the county. “Book Mastermind” starts in schools in the Autumn Term with winners from each school then going on to compete in area finals in February.

The area competition was held at Bury St Edmunds Library and there were two rounds.First there were a  series of questions on a book of the competitors choice, Emily’s was “Earth Girl by Janet Edwards, which she had read 12 times since October! The second round was on general knowledge.

Emily said “My house has always been full of books and I’ve read lots from an early age, I took about 400 books out in 2 years at middle school and I read the whole Harry Potter series in under 2 weeks! I really enjoy reading”.

Tiffany Hutton, Subject Leader for English, Literacy and Drama at Ixworth Free School said “Emily’s knowledge of her chosen book and her general knowledge was truly impressive. Her love of reading is inspiring and she did fantastically well in the competition.”

Congratulations to Emily from everyone at Ixworth Free School, on a very well deserved third place.