Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival Children’s Quiz

Lit Quiz Winners

14 June 2017

QUICK thinking young readers from seven local primary schools helped launch the first event of the 2017 Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival.

The annual celebration of books and literature takes place in the East Devon resort in September – with the full programme launched on June 19.

But prior to the main festival, there are a number of events at schools in the area – the first being the rounds for the Children’s Literary Quiz.

Now in its second year, the quiz was hosted by Exmouth Community College, with librarians Belinda Jackson and Lou Burrows asking questions and keeping scores. It attracted teams from St Peter’s Budleigh Salterton, Otterton, The Beacon, Exeter Road, St Joseph’s, Withycombe Raleigh and Marpool.

With four pupils in each team, competition was fierce with pupils answering questions on books as diverse as The Famous Five and Alex Rider to authors including Liz Pichon and Michael Morpurgo.