Kids’ Lit Quiz and the sport of reading

Kids Lit Quiz trophiesKids Lit Quiz Trophies.   All rights reserved.

Late March, and it’s time for the Northland Heat of the Kids’ Lit Quiz™. The Kerikeri Primary School Hall is packed with teams buzzing in  anticipation as they settle down and get themselves organised. After the brief business of welcomes, thanks and instructions, the Quizmaster, Wayne Mills, takes the floor. With trademark top hat, a sheaf of questions in one hand, microphone in the other, and a demonstrably full wallet of $5 notes in a back pocket ready for bonus cash prizes, Wayne gets the Quiz under way.

Kids Lit Quiz Kerikeri heat underwayKids Lit Quiz Northland Heat underway.   All rights reserved.

Heats like this are taking place all around the country and the world. I imagine there is the same hush of attention as Wayne describes what the Kids’ Lit Quiz™ is about – participating in 'the sport of reading', the glory and adventures that may lie ahead for the winning team, and the delights and rewards for everyone who is a reader.

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Northland's wining team Kamo Intermediate SchoolNorthland's wining team Kamo Intermediate School are off to National Library in Wellington for the National finals.   All rights reserved.

By Jeannie Skinner

Jeannie is a Facilitator in the National Capability Services team with Services to Schools.

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