“I’ve started so I’ll finish”
Students from St Mary’s and The Leys joined Perse pupils to pit their book and general knowledge against each other in the annual Book MasterMind final.
The competition was intense, the proceedings nail-bitingly exciting, and the results the closest ever in this event. The Perse’s Elizabeth Stephenson initially took the lead with her answers about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Jess Samuel, whose specialist subject was Louisa M. Alcott’s Rose in Bloom, gained ground in the General Knowledge round to claim the highest score.
Final scores were, in reverse order:
St Marys 53 (4 passes)
St Marys 53 (2 passes)
Adele Geras, whose novel Troy was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award and Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal, was guest speaker. She talked to the students with great vivacity and humour reminding them that, in their writing, they were the boss and in control, and encouraged them to travel to wherever they wanted in place or time. Inspiring stuff!