Silverdale team competes in Grand Challenge

Silverdale elementary's Reading Rocks team will compete in the Grand Challenge April 12 in Langley.

Silverdale elementary's Reading Rocks team will compete in the Grand Challenge April 12 in Langley.

The Reading Rock Stars team from Silverdale Elementary School took first place at this year’s Reading Link Challenge held March 11 at the Mission Library.

Five teams from Albert McMahon, Durieu, E.S. Richards, Hillside, and Silverdale elementary schools competed in this year’s event.

This year’s books were as diverse as Marty Chan’s “Mystery of the Mad Science Teacher” to Lois Lowry’s “Number the Stars”. A sample question: What was the name of the steamboat that Charlotte took up the Sacramento River? (The Wilson G. Hunt)

This difficult challenge presses team members to remember details from the six books they have been reading since last fall. At the events, teams work together to answer 10 questions in each of three rounds.

Reading Link Challenge is sponsored by the Fraser Valley Regional Library in partnership with local schools to promote reading in Grades 4 and 5. The program begins in the fall of the school year and continues until the Grand Challenges in April.

The Silverdale elementary team now goes on to compete at the Grand Challenge, which will be held at Kwantlen College in Langley April 12 at 7 p.m.