Sunday, 8 December 2013

KLQ UK NATIONAL FINAL 2013

As you'd expect the UK Final of the Kids' Lit Quiz was exciting and closely contested. The venue was the superb hall of Kings College in Wimbledon and it was filled with spectators, authors and of course contestants. Gillian Cross addressed the teams with a rallying talk about the benefits of the quiz and Alec Williams wittily choreographed the day. We are indebted to the many authors who came along to support the teams, their presence was much appreciated.  The final was won by: Ailish, Annie, Clem and Hannah from the City of London School for Girls. Finham Park from the Midlands was a close second - just two questions away and in third place was Killicomaine from Northern Ireland. Neither of these runners up had made it to a final before. Thank you Anne Beddoe, Helen Pugh and Dr Silverlock, your school made us all feel very welcome. I would also like to thank the Regional Organisers and the KLQ National Committee for all the hard work that they do voluntarily, without them, there would not be a competition.   I also wish to acknowledge and thank our sponsors - we are indebted to you: SERCO, Scholastic, SLA, MLS, the Hamilton Trust and Discovery Box, and the many publishers who donate book prizes nationwide,  I hope you'll follow the international teams' progression towards the World Final in Falmouth in July 2014. Meanwhile keep on reading.  
Wayne Mills MNZM,  Quizmaster 06/12/2013 21:03, 

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