Battle of the Books Champions!

Barrie Elementary School Reading Champions!
Posted on 05/04/2017
For the fifth time in nine years our school's Battle of the Books team captured the city title sponsored by the Barrie Public Library.

Battle of the Books is a challenging annual competition which tests local elementary students' knowledge of books and authors. All Barrie and Oro-Medonte schools are invited to join the Battle of the Books challenge in the fall.

A booklist, from which all of the questions will be written, is distributed to all Barrie and Oro-Medonte elementary schools. Teams prepare for the battles from the fall to early spring, at which point the competiton takes place.

Teams of up to twelve students, from grades four through eight, compete by answering questions about books and authors in 6 different categories.

The categories are: Canadian Birch, Canadian Maple, Classics, Fairytales and Folklore, Fun and Fantasy and Award Winning.

Twenty five schools entered the competition this year. Five schools qualified for the "Grand Battle" on April 27 after preliminary round competitions. Our Sabrecat team, St. Monica's, West Bayfield PS, Codrington PS and Hewitt's Creek participated in the final battle. Our team battled hard displaying their incredible reading skills and preparation defeating Codrington in the finals!!

Congratulations to the kids and to Mr. Luymes and Mrs. Potts for their leadership.