Our friends over at the Children’s Book Council of Australia – QLD Branch have produced a film to tell us all about the Readers Cup. Read on below, and get involved!
New film produced to promote reading quiz
The Qld Branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia recently produced a film to promote their state wide competition, The Readers Cup. The film tracks two teams as they prepare to compete in the Ipswich Region Competition. Readers Cup attracts nearly 600 teams each year from across Queensland with regions stretching north to Cairns and west to Augathella. Designed to encourage young readers in Years 5-8, the competition has teams of four reading a set of books, then competing against other teams to answer the quiz questions.
Students are challenged to read widely, work collaboratively in a team and continue developing a love of reading. They can compete at regional and state level similar to sporting competitions and meet other students with an equal passion for books.
With 589 teams competing across eighteen regions in June this year, and regional teams taking part in the state finals in September, it equates to around 3000 students reading 15 000 books in 2016. Students attending the finals also have the opportunity to attend Wordplay at The Brisbane Writers Festival, one of the sponsors of the competition.
The website http://readerscup.org.au/ provides information for teams and coordinators, lists regional books, competition dates and sample questions.
Two minute trailer: http://bit.ly/2a8Ump5
Full video (about 20 mins): http://bit.ly/2a3g3bq
The film was funded by CBCA Qld Branch and the Ipswich District Teacher-Librarian Network. CBCA Qld received funds from Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund.