On the 25th April, 8 students from Year 7 in Fulham Cross Girls’ School and Fulham College Boys’ School were chosen to take part in a very exciting quiz; CWIZZ by CWISL (Children’s Writers and Illustrators for Stories and Literacy). The 4 chosen from FCGS were: Fatima 7F, Zahra 7U, Fahima 7H and Ikram 7M. CWIZZ is a contest between many Hammersmith and Fulham schools focusing on books as they compete against each other to win the title of CWIZZ Champions (and a big trophy!). This year about 25 schools took part in the quiz at Latymer and Godolphin School. When we arrived at the venue we were all extremely excited to see so many other contestants. It was finally time for the quiz, so we began reading the questions. There were six rounds of questions, each focusing on a different theme. The questions were challenging, but everyone tried their best to complete as many as we could.
It was quite nerve-racking, as we were the representatives for Fulham Cross; we didn’t want to let the school down. The scores were in, and we were a little bit disappointed as we did not win; however, we were motivated to do better next year. Zahra from 7U said, “Despite not winning, I was really grateful for the experience”. It was a lot of fun and we would all certainly recommend this for others to take part in this exhilarating competition. We were also privileged to meet some famous authors: Patricia Elliot, Sarah Grant, Ross Montgomery, Jo Franklin, Margaret Bateson-Hill, Mo O’ Hora, Sarah Mussi and Karen Owen, who read out extracts from their latest books. Thank you to Miss Dale for organizing our trip!