What is the Kids Lit Quiz?
The Kids’ Lit Quiz™ is a major national celebration of books and reading. Teams of four students work together to answer 100 wide-ranging book-related questions arranged in ten categories. Questions and categories are unknown to contestants in advance.
Why have a Kids Lit Quiz?
The Kids’ Lit Quiz™ celebrates and rewards reading.
It offers reading challenges.
It broadens literary awareness.
It encourages positive attitudes towards reading.
It motivates students to read.
It’s great fun!
This year, Richard Coates School took two teams to the North East Heat of the Kids Lit Quiz on Monday 11th November. We had one team of Year 7 pupils and one of Year 8, and both teams did excellently well. The competition was fierce, with 35 teams from schools from across the North East taking part. There were authors, librarians and teachers there too, all of whom had a chance to take part in the quiz and to win prizes as well. The overall winners won books, money prizes and a chance to go to London for the National Heat of the Kids Lit Quiz. Our teams did not win this time, Year 7 coming tenth with 66 points, followed closely by the Year 8 team with 63. But I feel sure that next year will be our year! Well done to everyone who took part.