Blogging the UK Kids' Lit Quiz competition:
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Today's winners always had a hard act to follow after yesterday's amazing achievements but they scored consistently and managed a competitive total. Our authors (Julia Jarman, Mark Robson and Lucy Coates) out-scored our winners by one point. Each author handed out the prizes to the winners. Mark gave the third place prize to Kimbolton School. Actually both teams from Kimbolton came third equal so a sudden death play-off was required. Lucy awarded the second place prize to Kings School. Julia awarded first prize to Aylesbury Grammar School and they will now compete in the UK Final on 30th November.
I'm off to Wales tomorrow and looking forward to it.
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