Charlestown 2019-2020 Reading Olympics
Each year, students in elementary schools from across Chester County compete in a quiz-style event known as The Chester County Reading Olympics. Teams of students from each school share the responsibility of reading 44 books from the provided list. On the night of the event (held in March or April this year) students answer trivia questions about the books they have read.
Although two different teams will take turns answering questions about the books they’ve read, the two teams are not in direct competition. Teams are awarded a ribbon at the event’s closing ceremony based on how many questions they were able to answer correctly, not whether they were able to “beat” the other team in the room.
The students who have participated in previous years have enjoyed exploring new genres, being introduced to books they might not have otherwise read, and sharing their reading experiences with friends. Families are encouraged to attend the event in the spring. Reading Olympics is for anyone who loves books. Students can read the books independently, with family members, or follow along with an audiobook version. The Chester County Reading Olympics is truly a celebration of reading!