Battle of the Books in Carndonagh

The Scoil Eoghain NS, Moville team which took part in Thursday's Battle of the Books 2015. Ryan Shortt, Cora Farren, Rachel McCourt and Joshua Gillen. DER0915MC085
The Scoil Eoghain NS, Moville team which took part in Thursday's Battle of the Books 2015. Ryan Shortt, Cora Farren, Rachel McCourt and Joshua Gillen. DER0915MC085
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The grand “Battle of the Books” took place in Carndonagh yesterday, with pupils from across the peninsula taking part.

This reading incentive programme encourages students to read good books and have fun while competing with their peers.

Yesterday’s event took place in Carndonagh Community Library on what was World Book Day.

14 teams competed for the perpetual plaque.

They were:St. Patrick’s Boys School; St. Patrick’s Girls School and Craigtown NS, all in Carndonagh; Rasheney NS, Clonmany and Clonmany NS; Scoil Eoghain, Moville; Scoil Naomh Fionan; Gael Scoil Cois Feabhail; Scoil Cholmcille, Greencastle; St. Mary’s NS, Malin Head; Tiernasligo National School; Scoil Cholmcille, Malin; Cloontagh NS and Urblereagh NS.

The children answered questions from two different books and the winning school for 2015 was Scoil Eoghain, Moville.

The day was described as a “worthwhile and enjoyable experience” for all and something that ensured each pupil would get bitten by the reading bug.

All the organisers told the Journal they extended a big well done to all who took part and a congratulations to the winners.