Surbiton High School has enjoyed a hugely successful track record in recent years at the Kingston Borough Literary Quiz. This competition, ran by Kingston Borough public libraries, is designed to test the literary knowledge of all schools in the area. In 2015 we won the Year 7/8 trophy, and the year before we achieved the unprecedented feat of winning both the Year 7/8 and Year 9/10 trophies.
This impressive literary pedigree meant we were under some pressure when we took part in the tournament on Thursday 11 February. As ever, the participating pupils were required to answer questions on everything ranging from a series of set books, the Mr Men characters and Children’s Laureates in the picture round through to nursery rhymes and Shakespeare in the always tense, on-the-buzzer general knowledge round.
Remarkably, our two teams repeated the feat of 2014 and won both trophies again this year! This means that we have now won five out of a possible six trophies in this tournament over the last three years, which is a truly exceptional achievement. We now move on to the Inter Borough Final in March and the chance to add even more trophies to our collection. A huge well done to all the girls!