Last Friday a hopeful group of children set off for Cokethorpe School to attend the annual Kids' Lit Quiz for children aged 10 to 13.
This year the UK National Final is in London and then the World Final is in Canada, but we won’t sadly be joining those heats. Our team had read a fine number of books, but we were out of luck on the day. The ten rounds were: Teachers, Rhymes, Birthdays, Cities, Disabilities, Doors, Footwear, Who Said, Rivers and the First World War.
Our team chose well and placed their joker on 'Teachers', going on to get 7 out of 10 correct - the second highest score. Team OPS won the final round on the First World War, and everyone won a book each. They also received a certificate, KLQ pen and book prize from Mrs Phillips.
Two teams from Oxford High were second and third, with Our Lady's Abingdon winning and winging their way to London, and possibly Canada if they do well there.
There were prizes in the interval for the audience and the teams. Also, there were authors, who were taking part and signing books. There was an atmosphere of busy team mutterings and a sea of bobbing heads.
Wayne, the quizmaster, was amazingly knowledgeable - a bookworm from New Zealand!
Remember: Everybody is a winner when it comes to reading.
A good effort team OPS!