A Great Finish to SD73’s Battle of the Books

Posted On Friday May 12, 2023

It was an exciting finish to the Battle of the Books elementary reading motivation program this year! 28 schools participated in the program, and nine schools made it to the District Battle hosted on April 27th at the Henry Grube Education Centre. 

The Grade 3/4 battle ended in a three-way tie between Rayleigh, Bert Edwards, and Pinantan - with Rayleigh taking the Battle trophy in a final tiebreaker. The Grade 5 battle also ended in a tie with Arthur Stevenson beating Juniper Ridge. The Grade 6/7 battle was especially exciting as a one-person team from Pinantan Elementary took the battle trophy after acquiring an impressive 25 out of a possible 30 points!  When asked how he prepared for battle, Travis from Pinantan says that he reads every day, often one book per day! Congratulations to all the teams that participated this year!

Watch for next year's Battle of the Books titles which will be posted soon on the Battle website - just in time for summer reading! Check out the Battle of the Books website for more information about this exciting reading motivation program.

Thank you to the teachers-librarians, staff and volunteers, and to Andrea Wallin, District Library Learning Commons Coordinator, for making this important annual event possible.

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