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22 June, 2022

Love of reading wins school cup

A LOVE for the great adventures found within a good book has taken four St Joseph’s School kids on an incredible journey, with Hannah, Flynn, Mia and Eleanor taking our first place at the regional Readers Cup competition.

St Joseph's Readers Cup team Hannah Scharle, Flynn Fontaine, Mia Inderbizen and Eleanor Serra took out gold for the regional readers cup challenge and are now heading to Brisbane for the state finals.

Travelling to Cairns for the competition recently, the two Grade six and two Grade 5 students were challenged to read five book's and then answer questions about that book.

The foursome's game plan was to specialise in one book each and then work together on the fifth book, hosting meetings every day leading up to the event to discuss what they had read. 

Team captain Hannah Schrale was thrilled to see her team smash their goals and take home the trophy. 

“Even though the competition was nerve wracking, it was still lots of fun,” she said.

“We had to answer 10 questions about each book, and we were thrilled that our hard work had paid off and we were announced the winners out of 50 other teams in the competition.” 

Principal Rita Petersen congratulated the students on their efforts and look forward to watching them on their next adventure to the State Finals in Brisbane next month.

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