Blogging the UK Kids' Lit Quiz competition:
Monday, 23 November 2009
Today's heat finished on a high in Oxford, the last of the regional heats. All teams displayed a tremendous literary knowledge but the top three teams in particular were impressive. We had a new venue in the centre of Oxford and it was well attended by teams and spectators. Six authors supported the event - they were: Lucy Coats, Dennis Hamley, MG Harris, Elizabeth Kay, Mark Robson and Susie Day. They were pushed the whole way by the kids' teams. The prizes were awarded by Cllr Tony Crabbe, the chairman of Oxfordshire County Council. First prize went
to Wheatley Park 1 followed by the Cherwell School 1 and in third place was last year's winner Oxford High School 1. Our sponsors Serco gave us a helping hand tonight with the marking along with the SLA. Happy Reading
The Kids' Lit Quiz is an annual quiz for students aged 10 - 13 years. Teams of four students, from Year 6, 7 and 8, are asked to answer 100 questions on children's literature divided into ten categories, which vary each year. Teams work collaboratively to answer each question put to them by the New Zealand Quizmaster Wayne Mills.
A school can enter up to two teams. There are 18 regional heats in the UK. The winning team from each region competes in the National Final which in 2014 will be held at Kings' College School Wimbledon, London. The overall UK winning team will be invited to compete for the International Title in