Tim is special guest at Kids’ Lit Quiz International Final 2014
Thursday, 10th July, 2014
The annual Kids’ Lit Quiz International Final 2014 took place in Falmouth on Tuesday 8 July and Tim was invited to be the special guest awarding the prizes and giving a speech at the gala dinner. The quiz has heats in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, USA, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia; winning teams qualify for national and world finals. Since its inception in 1991, thousands of students have participated each year throughout the world.
Tim said of his experience of the final, ‘Fantastic, inspiring kids. They love their books, know their books, they’re all great characters, and they’re fiercely competitive. The audience was packed with authors, teachers, parents, librarians, organisers, team coaches, dignitaries, sponsors, booksellers, etc. Australia established a stranglehold early on and held their lead right through to the final round, with all the other teams pushing hard to catch up, then UK nailed three big questions, the Aussies had a couple of penalty deductions, and UK squeezed past to win by a whisker. Thrilling contest, wonderful young people, excellent organisation, and Quizmaster Wayne Mills deserves all the medals he gets for setting up KLQ back in the 1990s.’
The final result was:
Click on the links above to read more about each school’s experience of the Kids’ Lit Quiz Final.