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

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