Students at Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard are going for glory for the second time in a county-wide mastermind challenge.
The competition – organised to encourage reading in the county – pits pupils against each other as they read through one full book before being given two minutes to answer up to 20 specialist questions.
Last year, Emily Mowles came away as the winner in the county competition, and the school is hoping for a repeat of that success this time.
The school holds its own competition for all classes in Years 7, 8 and 9. These winners then compete in a school grand final in order to find a representative to go across to the county championships.
Jeff Ashton, a branch assistant at the library shared by the school and the community, said: “It’s a surprise to us the number of students that are keen to take part.”