Friday, 8 July 2011

Kids Lit Quiz - TV News report

Quizmaster Wayne Mills and the winning UK team from Cockermouth
 The Kids Lit Quiz is fabulous fun and the authors who attend the heats are as competitive as the kids (even though our scores don't count)
It is an annual literature competition for children aged 10 to 13. It puts readers onto the stage and lets them compete for fantastic prizes.
The quiz has heats in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada and China, winning teams qualify for national and world finals.
The International World Final and 20th Birthday Celebration Quiz  will take place in Hamilton, New Zealand on 19th  July 2011.   Two teams from the UK will compete.

The winning team from Cockermouth School (UK champions) and the team from Bristol Grammar School (English champions.)

See kidslitquiz website  for details.

Wayne Mills the Quizmaster and originator of the Kids Lit Quiz was awarded the Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's New Year Honours list 2011.

I just saw this great New Zealand TV news report all about the new national sport READING!

NZ TV news video

This report of the recent New Zealand  KLQ national final, held in the Parliament building in Wellington, shows how much the young competitors enjoy the experience.

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