Students take on Battle of the Books

Joint junior division winning teams Hagrid’s Beard (St. Ignatius) and Aslans (George Town Primary) pose with the trophy after the annual Battle of the Books reading competition.

Following a tense morning of literary competition, Cayman Prep’s Demi-Gods team emerged as the senior division champions in the annual Battle of the Books reading competition.

Held at the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School on May 7, Battle of the Books featured six schools in senior and junior divisions.

With 338 points, Cayman Prep Demi-Gods slid past John Gray High’s Sherlocks team, with 331 points.

As for the junior division, George Town Primary Aslans and St. Ignatius Hagrid’s Beard tied for the win with 346 points.

Other teams that participated were the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School’s Mystery Readers, Cayman International’s Cats in the Hat, Olympians, and Puss in Boots, and St. Ignatius’s Lightning Thieves, Spikes, Hedwigs, and Potter Heads.

“Battle of the Books was excellent this year, and all participants were very impressive,” said Paul Robinson, one of the organizers. “We must give a special mention to Cayman International School Puss in Boots in the junior division. They scored a total of 344 points – only two points less than our joint junior champions.”

The annual Battle of the Books is organized by the Cayman Islands Information Professionals, a library association promoting literacy and advocating for libraries.