Saturday, 21 May 2016

Wellesley College, Wellington Are The New Zealand Champions for the 2016 Kids’ Lit Quiz

CONGRATULATIONS to the Wellesley College team of four and to their coach Jane Kent for their exciting win in this afternoon’s New Zealand final of the 2016 Kids’ Lit Quiz. As usual I fear my photo doesn’t do justice to the magical feeling of the occasion but believe me those smiles and happy eyes were something to see! The team (and this is an all boy school) will be in Auckland for the World Final at the IBBY Congress in August. Not too far behind the team were Southwell School, Hamilton who were last year’s World Champions and Awakeri School from the Bay of Plenty who won the New Zealand finals a couple of years ago.

The questions (devised by Wayne Mills Quizmaster)  were all intriguing and never easy.  As usual we came away reeling at the extraordinary wide knowledge that these young readers who understand the pleasures from being involved in the Sport of Reading, carry in their heads. Well done!!

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