It’s a record! Pupils get quizzical to take world literature title
LOCAL students have helped to create a new Guinness World Record for World Book Day.
More than 6,000 people from across the UK and Ireland took part in the Bumper Book Quiz World Record last month and smashed the previous record of 2,679 people taking part in a book quiz at the same time.
Among the participants were nearly 50 students from Corby Business Academy, who were thrilled when Guinness World Record experts made the announcement earlier this month that it was a new World Record.
“We were so pleased to have been involved in an event that schools around the country were taking part in.
“The quiz itself was very tough and we were very impressed by our students’ knowledge.”
The quiz was divided into different age groups so pupils of all ages could join in.
Each level included guest video appearances from a variety of authors, including Charlie Higson, Francesca Simon and Julian Clary.
Pictured top – RECORD-BREAKERS: The winners of the Corby Business Academy Bumper Book Quiz – Catherine Glen, Charlotte Goode, Sarah Scarborough and Anna Nguyen.
Pictured above right – GAME ON: Students at Corby Business Academy take part in the World Record attempt.