Search

Joy for Norwich students at regional heat of international quiz championship

PUBLISHED: 10:06 21 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:06 21 November 2017

Dereham Neatherd hosted the Regional Heat of the International Kids’ Lit Quiz. Picture: Sam Walden

Dereham Neatherd hosted the Regional Heat of the International Kids’ Lit Quiz. Picture: Sam Walden

Sam Walden

A regional heat of the UK International Kids’ Lit Quiz was held at Dereham’s Neatherd High School and saw 28 teams from 20 Norfolk schools taking part.

The winning team from City of Norwich School -  Florence Bullion, Letty Hayden, Megan Howard and Sidney Fraser-Pearce.  Picture: Sam Walden The winning team from City of Norwich School - Florence Bullion, Letty Hayden, Megan Howard and Sidney Fraser-Pearce. Picture: Sam Walden

The literary quiz encourages students to read for pleasure and creates an awareness of genre, authors and titles. Authors Alex Scarrow, Alexander Gordon Smith and Mitch Johnson also made up a team.

After 10 rounds of questions relating to a wide and varied knowledge of books, authors and literature links, hosted by the founder of the ‘sport of reading’ quiz Wayne Mills, the City of Norwich School emerged as the winners, followed by Taverham and Litcham.

CNS will now head to the national final in London next month, hoping to make it to the international final in New Zealand in 2018.

Lorraine Gill, Dereham Neatherd Librarian, said she was delighted to see so many students taking part and was impressed with their knowledge.

Dereham Neatherd hosted the Regional Heat of the International Kids’ Lit Quiz. Picture: Sam Walden Dereham Neatherd hosted the Regional Heat of the International Kids’ Lit Quiz. Picture: Sam Walden

Other news

Yesterday, 16:52

A celebrated artist, farmer and horseman with a passion for traditional Norfolk life has been given a poignant farewell – carried to his funeral by his treasured heavy horses.

Yesterday, 15:07

Breckland residents are being asked by the council to make sure they use the correct bins when recycling over the Christmas period.

Yesterday, 16:25

The charity single from five Fakenham siblings has gone on live sale today, as the children take on the superstars in a bid for the UK Christmas number one spot.

Yesterday, 15:07

More icy conditions are on the way and the Met Office has issued another weather warning.

Most Read

Yesterday, 16:52

A celebrated artist, farmer and horseman with a passion for traditional Norfolk life has been given a poignant farewell – carried to his funeral by his treasured heavy horses.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:07

Breckland residents are being asked by the council to make sure they use the correct bins when recycling over the Christmas period.

Read more
Paul Claussen
Yesterday, 16:25

The charity single from five Fakenham siblings has gone on live sale today, as the children take on the superstars in a bid for the UK Christmas number one spot.

Read more
NHS
Yesterday, 15:07

More icy conditions are on the way and the Met Office has issued another weather warning.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:37

Brian Lemmon, who made a huge contribution to the development of Barnham Broom Golf Club’s two courses, has died at the age of 61.

Read more
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Most Commented

Yesterday, 16:52

A celebrated artist, farmer and horseman with a passion for traditional Norfolk life has been given a poignant farewell – carried to his funeral by his treasured heavy horses.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:07

Breckland residents are being asked by the council to make sure they use the correct bins when recycling over the Christmas period.

Read more
Paul Claussen
Yesterday, 16:25

The charity single from five Fakenham siblings has gone on live sale today, as the children take on the superstars in a bid for the UK Christmas number one spot.

Read more
NHS
Yesterday, 15:07

More icy conditions are on the way and the Met Office has issued another weather warning.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:37

Brian Lemmon, who made a huge contribution to the development of Barnham Broom Golf Club’s two courses, has died at the age of 61.

Read more
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 3°C

min temp: -1°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter