Cumbria's Friday riddle...

Why not take part and win some great prizes!

The Rules:

Weekly Prizes

Here you will get a chance to win 1st and 2nd place prizes every week!

First school to email back with the correct answer will win the 1st Place Prize.

Second school to email back with the correct answer will win the 2nd Place Prize.

All weekly prizes will be delivered to the winning schools the following week after the riddle.

Termly Prize

Only one reply per school per week will be counted towards the Termly Prize.  For every weekly reply, your school’s name will be entered into our raffle and then drawn the last Monday before schools break up at the end of each term.

Make sure you take part every week to increase your chances on winning!

The more times you take part, the more chance you have on winning the Termly Prize!

All winners will be announced on our Website, so keep an eye out and see if you are a WINNER…

Good luck!

This term, we will be giving out the following prizes:

Weekly Prizes

1st Place – Bottle of Wine and chocolates
2nd Place – Chocolates

This terms Prize!!


Riddles and Results:

Friday 5th January 2018

Riddle: I can be seen and heard miles away, only show my position for a couple of seconds, but if touched it can kill you instantly.

What am I?

Answer: Lightning

1st Place (Winner) – Heron Hill Primary School

2nd Place – Waberthwaite C of E School

Friday 12th January 2018 

Riddle: I move around yet one side is hidden while another is shining. I can be seen full but only sometimes.

Answer: The Moon

1st Place (Winner) – Grayrigg CE School

2nd Place – Yanwath Primary School

Friday 19th January 2018

Riddle: The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

Answer: Footsteps

1st Place (Winner) –  Waberthwaite C of E School

2nd Place – Ormsgill Nursery & Primary School

Friday 26th January 2018

Riddle: What has a foot but no leg?


Answer: A ruler

1st Place (Winner) –  Cockermouth School

2nd Place – Askam Village School

Friday 2nd February 2018 

Riddle: What has 13 hearts but no other organs?

Answer: A deck of playing cards

1st Place (Winner) – St Benedict’s Catholic High School

2nd Place – Ghyllside Primary School

Friday 9th February 2018 

Riddle: The shorter I am, the bigger I am.

What am I?

Answer: A temper

1st Place (Winner) – Lazonby CE Primary School

2nd Place – Belle Vue Primary School

Friday 23rd February 2018 

Riddle: We hurt without moving.

We poison without touching.

We bear the truth and the lies.

We are not to be judged by our size.

What are we?

Answer: Words

1st Place (Winner) – Blackcombe School

2nd Place – Millom Infants

Friday 2nd March 2018 

Riddle: What flies when it’s born, lies when it’s alive, and runs when it’s dead?

Answer: Snow

1st Place (Winner) – Rosley CofE School

2nd Place – St Pius X Catholic Primary School

Friday 9th March 2018 

Riddle: It starts out tall, but the longer it stands, the shorter it grows.  What is it?

Answer: A candle

1st Place (Winner) –  Kirkbie Kendal School

2nd Place – St Begh’s Catholic Junior School

Friday 16th March 2018 

Riddle: You answer me, but I ask you nothing. What am I?

Answer: A telephone

1st Place (Winner) – Crosby-On-Eden CE Primary School

2nd Place – Church Walk CE Primary School

Friday 23rd March 2018 

Riddle: What comes down but never goes up?

Answer: TBC

1st Place (Winner) – TBC

2nd Place – TBC




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