City of Norwich School

Kid's Lit Quiz, Norfolk Heat 2018

On Wednesday 14th November CNS were represented by two Year 8 student teams in the 2018 Norfolk Heat of the Kid’s Lit Quiz held at Dereham Neatherd High School.

The Kid’s Lit Quiz is an annual celebration of reading and literacy for students aged 10-13.  Quizzes are held in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA.  The winning team from each heat competes in a National Final, with the National champions then competing in the World Final in July each year. 

This year there were 33 teams competing from schools around Norfolk and both of our teams performed brilliantly.  Team A (Florence, Sidney, Letty and Megan) finished in joint fourth place with 77 points. This was another excellent performance from this team, who previously won the Norfolk Heat in 2017 and who went on to represent Norfolk in last year’s National Final in London.

Team B (Molly, Samuel, Tom and Annabelle) achieved an excellent second place finish with 81 points, being one of only two teams to break the 80 points mark. The winning team from Litcham scored 86, which put clear daylight between them and everybody else.  But if CNS team B had played their ‘joker’ round (double points) on one of the three rounds where they scored a maximum ten out of ten it might have been a different story.  Either way they proved themselves a formidable team!

Mr Wilson, School Librarian said "The ultimate point of the KLQ is for everyone to have a great time and on that front the event was an unqualified success. As in the previous two years of competition, I couldn’t be prouder of the efforts and achievements of our CNS students!"