Congratulations to team ‘LEMME Read’, made up of Year 7 students Leelah Jacobs, Ella Wong, Matilda Legro, Maya Martin and Eliza Chapman, who won the Northern Secondary Schools’ Readers’ Cup on Friday 20 September. It is a tremendous achievement to return the trophy to Scotch Oakburn College for the first time since 2013.

The competition was tough, with the girls competing against much older students from Prospect and Queechy High schools. They tied with Queechy High School in the quiz but came out winners in the creative section due to their polished performance. This win was the culmination of two months of hard work from the girls in reading the six texts numerous times and developing an original creative piece.

Kate Wallace