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Inaugural Book Mastermind for primary schools hosted by Bury St Edmunds County High School hailed ‘a wonderful event’

Pupils from six primary schools have joined together to showcase their literacy prowess in a special Book Mastermind.

The event was organised and hosted by County High School, in Bury St Edmunds, and saw two Year 5 pupils from each school take part.

They each were asked 20 questions about their chosen book and then general knowledge questions to crown the overall winner.

Event organiser Mandy Harvey, librarian at County High, said she was blown away by the knowledge and enthusiasm on show.

Mandy said: “We would like to thank everyone who took part and supported our first primary school Book Mastermind.

“It was a wonderful event to host and it was great to see so many young people interested in books and reading.”

Sally Kennedy, headteacher at County High School, added: “We were so delighted to welcome our partner primary schools to compete in the first Primary Book Mastermind – they have set a high bar for the future with such enthusiasm and knowledge.”

Harriet West from Sebert Wood Community Primary School, on Moreton Hall, in Bury, was named the overall winner.

Harriet achieved a 100 per cent score on her chosen book, Jacqueline Wilson’s The Runaway Girls, and then an impressive five out of six in the general knowledge round.

James Tottie, headteacher of Sebert Wood Primary, said: “We are really proud of Harriet’s achievement in the recent Mastermind competition.

“Her meticulous preparation for the event demonstrated one of our whole school values, readiness.

“Thank you to Mandy Harvey from County Upper who organised a fantastic competition attended by six local primary schools.“In an age where there are so many other distractions and electronic devices available, it was wonderful to see young people with a real passion for reading books. “The other schools taking part were All Saints’ CEVC Primary School, in Lawshall, Barrow Primary School, Guildhall Feoffment Community Primary School, in Bury, Ickworth Park Primary School, in Horringer, and Tollgate Primary School, in Bury.