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Joint junior division winners St. Ignatius Hagrid’s Beards (left) and GTPS Aslans.

Published 11th May 2016, 11:51am

Following a tense morning of literary combat in this year’s Lera Parchment Battle of the Books competition, the Cayman Prep Demi-Gods emerged as the senior division champions.

The Demi-Gods scored a total of 338 points, pushing them just ahead of the John Gray High School Sherlocks who were runners up with a total of 331 points.

In the junior division, the George Town Primary School Aslans emerged as joint champions alongside the St. Ignatius Hagrid’s Beards, both scoring a total of 346 points.

Other participating teams were the Sir John A. Cumber Primary School Mystery Readers, Cayman International School Cats in the Hat, Cayman International School Olympians, Cayman International School Puss in Boots, St. Ignatius Lightning Thieves, St. Ignatius Spikes, St. Ignatius Hedwigs and St. Ignatius Potter Heads.

Battle of the Books is an annual children’s reading competition organised by Cayman Islands Information Professionals, which is a library association promoting literacy, and advocating for libraries.

This year’s event was held at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay on Saturday, 7 May.

“Battle of the Books was excellent this year and all participants were very impressive,” said Paul Robinson, one of the competition’s organisers. “We must give a special mention to Cayman International School Puss in Boots in the junior division. They scored a total of 344 points - only two points less than our joint junior champions.”