2021 National Readers’ Cup for Year 9

Adapting to the challenges of a 2021 lockdown in Auckland, our Carmel College team came 5th in the country, representing Auckland-North. The competition teams read the same 6 books and then answered in depth questions about these titles.

Congratulations to the team (left to right): Kirsten Barberini, Gabbie Warner, Caoimhe Costello and Keely Baker.
“Being part of Carmel’s Readers’ Cup team has added so much excitement and challenge to my year, especially while in lockdown! The selected books we read were all compelling and many of them were set in New Zealand.”
The two Auckland teams competed online from home as they could not get together in person online at school. The challenges faced were like so many events planned this year. Following postponements and lockdown our team performed admirably.
Keen Year 8 readers should keep a look out for the competition in 2022.