16 August, 2007

Kids Lit Quiz

The fourth Kids Lit Quiz will be held in SA this October. The quiz is a general knowledge literature quiz and started in New Zealand in 1991 - the brainchild of Wayne Mills, senior lcturer in children's education at the University of Auckland. In SA, children in grade 6 or 7 may enter, in teams of four. The aim is to reward good readers, just as good sportsmen or women are rewarded. Exclusive Books became the official sponsor of the quiz in 2007 and there are regional rounds in Johannesburg, PE, Pmb, Dbn and Cape Town between 4th and 11th October. Students collaboratively answer 100 questions arranged in ten categories. (The categories are unknown to contestants prior to the event). For more details contact Marj Brown at m.brown@cobwebinfo.co.za. The winning SA team is invited to compete internationally in June of the following year. There are also cash prizes and book vouchers to be won.

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