We witnessed a wonderful culminatory final at Warwick University this afternoon of the 2011 Kids' Lit Quiz. The teams from 16 heats assembled for the grand final and what a beauty it was. The winner was George Watson's from Edinburgh followed by the City of London School for Girls, in third place was the City of Norwich School and Windsor High School came fourth. All teams displayed dazzling literary brains and the afternoon just flowed.
Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Serco, Peters Books, SLA, MLS and Scholastic Books (UK). and to OUP for supplying all the goodie bags. A special thank you must also go to the Coventry Council for supporting today's event. Thank you Joy and your staff you were all so efficient and helpful.
If you missed today's sport of reading then you missed a real cracker. To all those who assisted in any way thank you so much it was brilliant and I'm sure Rebecca, Beth Rosie and Katherine will do you proud in New Zealand.
The 2011/2012 journey has started to find the team with the best literary knowledge on
five continents. The winner tonight was Gosforth Central Middle School 1
Followed by Durham High for Girls. Third place necessitated a sudden death play off
between last year's winner Hexham Middle 1 and Newminster Middle 1.
It was taken out by Hexham. Our authors tonight came from the Midlands, Scotland
and locally. They actually took out the first two places.
They were: Mark Robson, Linda Strachan, Gill Arbuthnott, Emma Barnes, Ann Coburn
and Helen Limon.
We're indebted to Gosforth Central Middle School for their hospitality in hosting us and
to Serco, Scholastic School Books and Seven Stories for their sponsorship.
The evening ran like clockwork. I can't wait for the next heats.
What a change from last year when half the teams couldn't make it because
of dreadful snow conditions.Well done everybody.