Thursday, 12 December 2013

INAUGURAL HEAT OF THE HONG KONG KLQ 3013

Well it was unbelievable today as this inaugural heat in Hong Kong top scored all the teams that participated in the UK. The students and spectators were amazed as Kellet School won with a massive 93 points and will now go on to the World Final. What's more is that this was a team of just three students. Congratulations Lana, Sophie and Max you did brilliantly. In second place was Independent Schools Academy and after a sudden death The German Swiss International School beat Delia School of Canada for third place. The prizes were awarded by Andrea Chan from Bayard Press and the venue was the magnificent Shek O County Club.  Grateful thanks must go to Jodie Gilcrest who, as a member,  made it possible for us to hold the quiz there. Many thanks to all those schools who made this heat so successful.   We do hope that this is a first of many.  Please spread the word to other schools in the Territory and we hope to welcome many more teams next year.  Wayne Quizmaster  09/12/2013 19:25, Jacky Atkinson wrote:

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, 

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

SOUTH ENGLAND

Hi Everyone
This afternoon' s heat of the Kids' Lit Quiz was the last before the Grand Final on Friday. The first-time winner was Windlesham school and the team was: Ella, Abigail, Oliver and Oscar. These four students will now be travelling to Kings College in Wimbledon for the national final. in second place was Robert Mays School followed by Salesian School. The Scholastic Book prizes were presented by Victoria Campbell. thanks to our sponsors SERCO and the SLA.
Thank you all teams, coaches and coordinators for your organisation and support
Cheers
Wayne

Monday, 2 December 2013

SOUTH WALES

Hi folks
There was huge congestion at the top of tonight's leader board. Three teams tied for first, two teams tied for second and one team was third. The tension was palpable as we separated each team with a sudden death question. First was Howell's School team one ( Somali, Barooj, Sanaa and Grace), and remarkably their second team also came second. In third place was King Henry VIII. The prizes were awarded by organiser Jane Wilks who will also accompany her team, Howell's, to the UK Final. Thanks to our sponsors SERCO and the SLA.
Cheers
Wayne