A secondary school in Oxford has marked World Storytelling Day by celebrating the success of its students in a national literature quiz.

Oxford Spires Academy students clinched victory in their regional heat in the National Reading Championships Quiz 2024.

The quiz tests students' literary knowledge across eight rounds of book-related questions.

Oxford Spires Academy outshone 18 schools and 26 teams from the Oxfordshire and Berkshire region, a mix of private and state, primary and secondary schools.

Louise Cowley, headteacher at Oxford Spires said: "The students in the quiz team have done brilliantly and I'm so proud of them as they have put lots of effort into winning this round.

"I can’t wait to see how they get on at the national finals.

"It's great to take part in activities like this as I believe it helps to cement reading and literacy at the heart of the education we offer here at Oxford Spires Academy."

To prepare for the competition, the students devoted their tutor time to revising, taking part in book quizzes, researching book competition winners and familiarise themselves with books which have recently been in the news.

By winning their regional heat, the youngsters will now compete against the 20 other regional victors at the national finals in London in June.

They are one of around 500 schools which entered the contest.