Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Kids Lit Quiz World Final

The world final of the 2010 Kids’ Lit Quiz will be part of the Edinburgh Book Festival in August. The creator and quizmaster, Wayne Mills, will compere the event being hosted by the Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools on August 14th. The NZ heats were conducted during March-June with the NZ Final held in Parliament on June 20th. The top four schools were Belmont Intermediate (they defended their 2009 national title) second was Peachgrove Intermediate from Hamilton followed by Pasadena Intermediate, and Wanganui Intermediate.

The winning team received $10 000 and will now fly to Scotland to compete against six other international teams. All expenses are covered by the host nation. This year the sponsors have been Serco and Ian Rankin the Scottish crime writer
The quiz known as ‘the sport of reading’ rewards and recognises readers with the best literary knowledge in the 10-13 age group. . “The opportunity to fly from one side of the world to the other because you’re good at reading is unheard of,” says Mills.

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