Today's national final at the Royal Court Hotel in Coventry was a wonderful conclusion to the UK heats. As expected it was always going to be a closely fought out competition, and it was.
Two teams tied for second place and in the playoff, The Cherwell School form Oxfordshire won with St Thomas More from the Yorkshire heat coming third. The 2012 winner was Cockermouth from the North West Heat. This was a marvellous result for their coach Helen Farrar and her team of Eve, Madeleine, Alex and Adam. As winners they walked away with a Serco bag each filled with goodies,
the UK KLQ trophy and assorted books and book vouchers. We could not have done it without the generous sponsorship from, Serco, Peters Books, MLS, OUP, the SLA and numerous publishers.
Malorie Blackman spoke prior to the final about the power of fiction, Steve Thompson, the MD from Scholastic wished the teams well and Alec Williams MC'd the event brilliantly.
The Coventry Library Service were outstanding and it was their overall co-ordination that made todays's event such a memorable occasion. We all wish Cockermouth well in the 2012 Durban World Final.