Reading Champions Declared at 10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

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08-03-2018

Another Triumphant Year for the Chevron Readers’ Cup Concludes

Dubai, 8 March 2018: Winners of the UAE’s annual book battle, the Chevron Readers’ Cup, were declared at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature today. The reading quiz concluded its most successful year since its inception with almost 3000 students from schools across the GCC participating.

67 teams competed in the finals, which were held in Arabic and English in two age groups – Primary and Secondary. Teams answered questions from a list of books by Festival authors and the winners were awarded trophies, certificates and book vouchers.

This year marks the seventh year Chevron has sponsored the competition, which has become an integral part of the company’s event calendar. As an annual moderator of the competition, Christopher Bradley, Chevron Alkhalij Country Chairman & General Manager Middle East Joint Ventures & Aviation for UAE, said: ‘The growth of this competition has been astounding and a pleasure to be a part of. The Festival makes reading accessible and fun for students around the region, which is an important step in inculcating a love for literature and for fostering a knowledgeable and learned society. These are key pillars in Chevron’s aim to support education communities in our areas of operation. We wish all the participants and winners the best as they have gained valuable insight into the world through these books and are already a step ahead in their learning journeys.’

The winners in the Arabic Primary category were:

First: The New Academic School – The Positive

Second: Zahrat Al Mada’en School, Ras Al Khaimah – The Smart Team

Third: The International Academic School – The Smart

In the Secondary category, the winners were:

First: Emirates Private School, Al Ain – Emirates Readers

Second: Al Mawakeb School, Al Barsha – Team A

Third: School of Modern Skills – Girls Team A

The winners in the English Primary category were:

First: Gems Our Own English School – Chapter Champs

Second: Dubai English Speaking School – Code Book

Third: Gems Our Own English School – Rocking Readers

In the Secondary category, the winners were:

First: Private International English School, Abu Dhabi – Book Bulls

Second: Gems Our Own English School – The Aurelians

Third: Gems Modern Academy – Subluced

The 10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature continues till 10 March with more sessions, panels and workshops for all age groups. Tickets can be purchased at the Festival website (tickets.emirateslitfest.com) or via the ELF Dubai app, available on the iOS and Google Play app stores and at Magrudy’s outlets around the UAE. Become a Foundation Friend loyalty member and enjoy benefits throughout the year, including priority booking and discounts on select Festival tickets, as well as exclusive discounts at several retail outlets in the UAE.

More information about the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature can be found online. Fans can keep up to date with #DubaiLitFest action on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and year-round news of #ELFDubai on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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