Kids' Lit Quiz at Comberton VC
16th November 2017
Kids’ Literature Quiz Central Regional Heat
Comberton’s Quiz Masters managed a top 10 finish at the regional round of annual The Kids’ Literature Quiz hosted at the college yesterday.
They finished ninth as 26 teams from schools across the region keenly battled to reach the national finals at the City of London Girls School. The winners there will head for the world finals in Auckland, New Zealand, in July so there was much to play for.
The contest, for students aged 10-13, is a reading challenge and the questions were as demanding as in previous years with all students rising to the challenges of the multi-round format.
Five authors, Julian Sedgwick, Chris Priestley, Helen Moss, Emma Vieceli and Inbali Inserles, also made up a team and pitched their book knowledge against the students. They also signed books and chatted to the students.
The quiz originated in New Zealand where it was founded by quiz master Wayne Mills in 1991 and now has national competitions New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, USA, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Comberton would like to thank Heffers for providing and running a bookstall as well as all the teams that took part.
Aylesbury Grammar School’s Relatively Optimistic team topped the leaderboard ahead of Oundle 2 with the White Wolves of Kestevan and Sleaford School for Girls just missing out on a place at the national round.
Comberton’s other team, Caterpillars, finished 14th overall while the teams from Comberton’s Cam Academy Trust partners at St Peter’s School, Huntingdon, making their first appearance at the event, found the going tough as they had only three members per team rather than the permitted four.