Wiz Kids from Oban High Take on the Lit Quiz

Nine learners from Oban High School participated in the UK division of the global Kids Lit Quiz at Kilsyth Academy on 12th November. The Wiz Kids came 15th and 23rd in a field of 39 competitors.

Accompanied by OHS English teacher Miss Russell, the group set off before sunlight to journey to Kilsyth.

“The pupils performed brilliantly and really did our school proud. They even won one of the quiz rounds and some spot prizes which gave them lots of books to read on the way home!”

The Kids’ Lit Quiz is a major national celebration of books and reading imported to the UK from New Zealand, which offers irresistible reading challenges, broadens awareness, is hugely motivating for boys – and, best of all, is great fun!

Cameron Allen, a first year OHS pupil had this to say about his experience: “It was very busy at Kilsyth when we arrived. There were 39 schools there! We were then handed out packs and we had to pick a category for double points. I picked ‘villains’. We won a tie-breaker in the 2nd round and we won four books.”

Cameron and his classmates “hope to attend the Kids Lit Quiz next year” because they had such a good experience.

Heats typically take place November/December (fast forward on the timetable below). Typically there are about 15 regional heats, followed by a national final for the winning teams of each region. Quizmaster Wayne Mills blogs from around the country after each heat. HERE

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