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Guinness World Records has partnered up with World Book Day to put a record-breaking spin on the annual celebration of reading.

In the run up to the main event they have been encouraging students to take part in ‘The Bumper Book Quiz’ and join an official record attempt for the Most people participating

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in simultaneous literature quizzes at multiple venues.

On Monday 22 February from 2-3 pm, 210 students from The Cooper School and Glory Farm School in Bicester were quizzed on their knowledge of contemporary and classic kids’ books, with the chance to become a record breaker. Our official witnesses, Deputy Mayor Jolanta Lis and Alison Drury of Bicester Police, joined us for a noisy but very enjoyable event. The students worked in teams of 5 and the excitement was palpable. The question categories were “Happy Families”, “Connections”, “Picture this”, “School days”, “Love and Stuff” and “Dystopia”. Each round was of 9 questions. I think they all surprised themselves with what they knew. A great example of teamwork, learning and fun. Very well done all.

The 19th World Book Day took place on 3rd March 2016 when the results of the record attempt success was announced. Students at The Cooper School were welcome to the L2L at lunchtime to see your teachers dressed as characters from books.

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