Kids’ Lit Quiz
Congratulations to our Junior team, Sophie H, Madeline C, Jack A and Luca A on an impressive performance at the National Kids’ Lit Quiz on 2nd Dec. The quiz is an annual literature competition for children aged 10 to 13. The quiz has heats in New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada and China, winning teams qualify for national and world finals.
Wayne Mills, the quiz master, was the recipient of Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2011 and the Margaret Mahy Medal in New Zealand for his substantial and distinguished contribution to literature and literacy. He launched the kids’ Lit Quiz in 1991 to make children who love books as highly valued as school sports stars.
Questions cover a wide range of texts and therefore competitors require a good general knowledge of children’s literature and authors. Those who would like to be considered for next year’s event should start reading now. Staff would be happy to advise on suitable reading and further information can be sourced at www.kidslitquiz.com
2 December 2013
Junior School News