What are the names of the gigantic spider in ‘Lord of the Rings’ and the donkey who dressed up as Aslan in ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’?

The nine Year 7 pupils who took part in the annual CWIZZ Literary Competition on Thursday 2nd May, organised by the Children’s Writers and Illustrators for Stories and Literacy (CWISL), faced these questions and many more as they competed against over 20 teams.

During the competition, which this year took place at Latymer Upper School, pupils had a chance to meet and chat to authors and get their book purchases signed.  Edith won a spot prize question while lucky pupils Lilli and Phoebe claimed raffle prizes.  Both teams gave their best effort and had fun figuring out the answers.  We also won a visit from author Margaret Bateson-Hill who will deliver a creative writing workshop at the start of the Autumn Term.