28th July 2021 — A team of four Year 4 pupils from St Cedd’s School in Chelmsford are now National Literacy Champions having won first place in this year’s Literacy Quiz Club National Final after competing remotely against schools from across the country.
Following a successful qualification round, the Year 4 Literacy Team, made up of pupils aged 8-9, worked incredibly hard and conferred well, and only gave one incorrect answer throughout the National Final.
The Quiz Club Championships are the largest inter-school competitions in the UK with more than 400,000 children taking part for General Knowledge, Mathematics, Science and Literacy annually.
St Cedd’s School entered two teams per year group from Years 3-6 into the heats for each subject with success across the board.
Of the events the school competed in, the Year 5 Mathematics Team also became National Champions, both Year 3 teams qualified for the General Knowledge National Final and finished in the Top 20, plus one of the School’s Year 4 General Knowledge teams were placed fifth in the country following the National Final.
There was also success in Year 6 with a team qualifying for both the General Knowledge and Science National Finals.
Matthew Clarke, Head of St Cedd’s School said: "We have been incredibly impressed with how the children have risen to these new challenges presented to them and have shown themselves to be able to think flexibly and apply the skills and knowledge that they have learnt in their curriculum lessons to the timed pressure of a quiz environment.
"We are really looking forward to building on these successes as more children vie for a place in these teams and the children push each other forward to maintain these incredibly high standards."