Cairns State High School welcomed 27 teams of avid readers from across the region to the CBCA Far North Queensland Readers’ Cup on Friday, 15th June held in the Cairns High Library. Students in Years 7 and 8 are invited to form teams of four to read a selection of 5 novels and then compete in a quiz style competition to test their knowledge of the texts. The aim of the competition is to nurture a love of reading and provide students who enjoy reading with an opportunity to represent their school in a state wide competition. The winner of each regional competition then progresses to the State final in Brisbane which is held in conjunction with the Brisbane Writer’s Festival.
St Andrew’s Catholic College claimed first place with Mareeba State High School in 2nd position and Cairns State High School taking 3rd place. We wish St Andrew’s College all the best for their preparation and participation in the Readers’ Cup State Final to be held in Brisbane in September. Thanks to the sponsorship of local service clubs, Cairns BLA and the Catholic Diocese of Cairns St Andrew’s students will have financial assistance for the flights and accommodation in Brisbane.
All students who committed to reading the books for the competition are to be commended for their dedication to reading and developing their knowledge of a broad range of literary texts.
Lyndell Sellars | Head of Learning Resources |