Local kids put their book knowledge to the test this week.
 
Grade 4 to 6 students from Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) competed head-to-head at the Battle of the Books competition in Sherwood Park on Mar.5.
 
Kids from Brentwood Elementary, Fort Saskatchewan Christian, Fultonvale Elementary, Glen Allan Elementary, Mills Haven Elementary, Pine Street Elementary, Win Ferguson Elementary, Woodbridge Farms Elementary and Wye Elementary had the opportunity to represent their school.
 
“This is the third annual Battle of the Books competition and we had over 70 students from nine schools competing this year,” said Stephanie Gauchier, one of the event co-ordinators. “The Battle of the Books competition continues to build a sense of community within Elk Island Public Schools and is a true example of literacy in action.”
 
Teams competed in three rounds, consisting of 30 questions based on the six books they read.
 
A large variety of books was used this year including: Mary Poppins, Pippi Longstocking, Confessions of an Imaginary Friend, Dorko the Magnificent and Speechless.
 
"It's really rewarding. We're really big readers and we are really wanting the students to branch out and try books that they might not necessarily have tried on their own. Seeing our enthusiasm passed on to them just makes it worth it, I love that we're creating and cheering on readers," added Gauchier.
 
Glen Allan Elementary took home the Battle of the Books Trophy.
 
 

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