On the 12th June 2012 the School Library Service held the first Wessex Schools Lit Quiz at the Tower Arts Centre, Winchester. Teams of four Year 7 or Year 8 pupils from Thornden, Toynbee, Kings and Westgate schools competed for the cup. The Thornden team were Ben Dolbear, Kaldora Ibekwe, Taylor Roberts and Isabel Bernardez. After 10 rounds of questions, the winners, by one point, were the team from Toynbee. All those taking part enjoyed the evening and went home with a certificate, a book and some books for the school library.