Tuesday, 4 December 2007

UK Final 3 Dec

Impressive, exciting, breathtaking and oh-so-knowledgeable were all the finalists.
We were delighted to have as guest of honour Eva Ibbotson who presented first prize to Arnold House from the London Heat. I was personally thrilled to meet Eva for the first time. She was ably assisted by Paul Bajoria who handed out the prize to second place George Heriot's from East Scotland and to Truro School from Cornwall.
Arnold House went away with individual trophies, the 2007 KLQ Cup, books, book vouchers and a smart Kids' Lit Quiz cake.
Thanks to all the staff at Seven Stories for their management of the event, to Philip Pullman for sponsoring the event, to Serco for their belief in the quiz, to Eileen Armstrong for coordinating the national heats. Thanks too to all the librarians and teachers who prepared their teams, to Jacky, Margaret, Diane and Trevor all of whom assisted ably and made today the best final ever!