Today was the fifth anniversary of the Kids' Lit Quiz in Northern Ireland and the Wellington College Hall was decorated with balloons and posters. There were competitions for best mascot, movie tagline grabber and best dress up. We started with a medley of songs from books made into movies and were then welcomed by the principal, Mr Pitts. There was a vibrant, festive atmosphere to the afternoon.
The heat was won by:
1 Coleraine High School
2 Rathmore Grammar
3 Methodist College Belfast.
The winners recived a chocolate bottle of champagne, book vouchers and the Northern Ireland trophy.
Scholastic was fully supportive and ensured that the contestants had a mixed variety of books from which to select. The librarians' team was devastatingly good and the the schools certainly enjoyed the literary challenge. The authors, M G Harris and Alec Williams awarded the prizes and even donated some special one-off prizes.