We are delighted to announce that students from Cheadle Hulme High School (CHHS) are Regional Winners of the National Reading Champions Quiz (NRCQ) 2024!

The NRCQ is a competition organised by the National Literacy Trust that sees students from schools across the country putting their knowledge of books to the test.

Up to 25 teams can compete in each regional heat, with the winning teams from every heat advancing to the national final in June.

Four avid readers from Years 7 and 8 represented CHHS in the regional heats.

Skye, Peter, Noah and Sophie made up the team, supported by Isobel and Gali who were the scribes responsible for submitting the questions.

The Cheadle Hulme High School team and scribes for the National Reading Champions Quiz 2024 sit together in the school library.

The team rallied together to make their way through seven intensive rounds of questions about book-related subjects.

The rounds included topics such as book titles, characters, authors, brain teasers and story details.

Team CHHS expertly navigated each stage, displaying particular skill in a Dingbats-style round which involved identifying book titles from visual clues.

Thanks to their quick thinking and impressive knowledge of fiction, our students were named the winners of their heat!

They will now progress to the national final in London this June with the hopes of being crowned National Reading Champions 2024.

We’re incredibly proud of the team for this fantastic accomplishment, and wish them the best of luck in the final!

Reading is the foundation of our curriculum at CHHS and all Laurus Trust Schools, click here to find out more.