Thursday, 31 October 2013

Quiz master's First Blog

Hi Everyone
I'm really looking forward to the start of the 2013/2014 heats of the Kids' Lit Quiz which will commence in Newcastle on 11th  November
Last weekend I flew to Singapore for their first ever quiz and it was a great success. The winning school was St Hilda's. This was a pilot quiz with the real thing being held in April. All the contestants and observers really wanted to see how it operated and so they were pretty pleased with the kids' knowledge.
As you know there is no reading list so just read widely a range of books such as award winners, graphic novels, myths & legends, nursery rhymes. This is where the reading tastes of your team will be important in your team's selection.
I wish you all well and I'll catch up with you at a heat in your region

Thursday, 17 October 2013

UK KLQ 2013

Only four weeks to go before the start of this years heats.  Wayne arrives in the UK at the end of the first week in November and then he will travel the width and breadth of the country asking great questions of our wonderful young readers.
Keep reading your lovely books and it could be your team competing at the UK National Final in Wimbledon on the 6th December.  Then who knows - perhaps we will see you at the exciting and unique International Final in Cornwall next summer.

Happy reading!!

Jacky Atkinson
UK National Organiser