Yesterday, we hosted the East Midlands heat of the annual 'Kids Lit Quiz'. We were joined by around 70 students from schools across the region, competing for a coveted place in the National Final. There is a lot at stake as National Champions go on to compete in the World Final, which this year will take place in New Zealand!
Lady Manners School entered two teams: from Year 7 and Year 8. Our Year 8 team were experienced in the ways of the Kids Lit Quiz, having achieved second place in last year's competition. However, youthful vigour and determination proved to be more successful attributes this year as our Year 7 team scored an excellent 77 points (the Year 8 team scored 75.5). The team pulled together strongly in the face of injury (one of the members arrived fresh from an appointment to have her broken arm set), not only to score highly but to beat the adult audience to the answer to a question aimed at them!
This wasn't enough to win the heat – congratulations to Highfields School who took the title with 79 points – but a good time was had by all. The cakes, in particular, provided in part by our Library staff proved a highlight of the afternoon.
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