International Kids’ Lit Quiz

On Friday Nov 28th, Tavistock College hosted the South West Heat of the prestigious International Kids’ Lit Quiz. This was the first time Tavistock had hosted such an event and 27 teams entered from all over
the South West.
The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an annual quiz for students aged 10 – 13 years. Teams of four students, from Year 6, 7 and 8, are asked to answer 100 questions on children’s literature divided into ten categories, which vary each year. Teams work collaboratively to answer each question put to them by the New Zealand Quizmaster Wayne Mills. There are 18 regional heats in the UK. The winning team from each region competes in the National Final which this year will be held at Kings’ College School Wimbledon, London. The overall UK winning team will be invited to compete for the International Title in Connecticut in the summer of 2015.
The fast paced quiz was exciting ad involved spot prizes for the audience of parents and teachers as well as lots of prizes of books for the teams, kindly donated by Bloomsbury Publishers.
The South West heat was won by Truro School, who will travel to London next week to try to win a place in the International Final.
The organisers have thanked Tavistock College for their hospitality and the many 6th formers who helped marshal minibuses, welcomed visitors and scored the quiz.
We wish Truro good luck in London.