Book loving pupils from across Derbyshire have taken part in a literature competition challenge trophy.
The county council organised the event in which 27 teams of up to four students pitted their wits against each other.
At County Hall, Matlock, they attempted to answer 100 questions on books ranging from classical literature to modern children’s tales.
It was the sixth time the council has run the Derbyshire Literature competition Challenge Trophy, with schools from Derby also invited to take part.
The winner was Highfields School, Matlock.
Second place went to St Thomas More Catholic School, Buxton.
Joint third place was awarded to teams from Lady Manners School, Bakewell, and Buxton Community School.
Councillor Mike Longden, county council cabinet member for education, said: “The literature competition challenge trophy is an excellent event on the school calendar and helps us stretch the abilities of bright young pupils in a competitive environment.
“We want all county students to develop a love of books and reading because it equips them with skills for life and brings great pleasure.”
The top three teams received plaques and the winners also received a trophy. All finalists were given a pen.