The fantastic quartet
What a brilliant turnout for our first (but not last) BookWiz! Fifteen tables, each with 6 contestants /booklovers competed through three rounds, enjoying live jazz, fresh popcorn, and stiff competition. The questions were challenging, and ranged from testing the classics (Which epic depicts the wanderings of Odysseus after the Trojan War?) to less serious knowledge (Where does Postman Pat live?)
And the winners were…. one of the teacher tables!! Unsurprisingly, this table included our 3 assistant principals who have earned their literary reputation, impressing the students with their awesome knowledge of literature. The second teacher table tied with the first but lost to the winners in the last open ended question which was judged for the cleverness of the response (Where’s Wally?) The game was so close we decided to give prizes to the student table with most points as well.
A huge thank you to all who came, teachers and students, to the brilliant quartet – which created a wonderful ambience – to Jack McGorlick who managed to read out the questions over the noise, to students who helped out with setting up and scoring, to the library staff, and particularly to Denise Beanland who was largely responsible for the event, from the conception to the details (popcorn!)
We look forward to BookWiz becoming a traditional event during Book Week at Melbourne High School.
The teachers who almost won
The winning teacher table
Some of our student winners.
Here are the questions if you’re interested.