Norfolk students put literary knowledge to test in Kids’ Lit Quiz heat

Students from Norfolk and Suffolk schools gather at Thetford Academy to take part in the regional he

Students from Norfolk and Suffolk schools gather at Thetford Academy to take part in the regional heat of Th Kids' Lit Quiz.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2016 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Students put their love of literature to the test during a heat for an international challenge.

Students from Norfolk and Suffolk schools gather at Thetford Academy for a literature competition. B

Students from Norfolk and Suffolk schools gather at Thetford Academy for a literature competition. Byline: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Teams of 11 to 13-year-olds from schools across Norfolk travelled to Thetford Academy for the regional round of the Kids' Lit Quiz.

Now in its fourteenth year in the UK, the international competition aims to improve literacy among young people by encouraging them to read widely.

A total of 31 teams from 19 schools including Wayland, Thetford and Attleborough Academies, Litcham School and Wymondham College, took part in the heat at the academy on November 14.

The quizmaster was Wayne Mills, a senior lecturer in education at University of Auckland in New Zealand and former English teacher who came up with the original idea for the quiz.

Students from Norfolk and Suffolk schools gather at Thetford Academy to take part in the regional he

Students from Norfolk and Suffolk schools gather at Thetford Academy to take part in the regional heat of Th Kids' Lit Quiz.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2016 - Credit: Sonya Duncan


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Team 2 from Litcham School came in first place, second place went to Thorpe St Andrew School's Team 1 and third place to City of Norwich School.

If the Norfolk and Suffolk regional heat winner takes the national title, they would follow in the footsteps of a team from Litcham High School, who won the UK heat in 2014 and went on to attend the world final in the USA.

For more information go to www.kidslitquiz.com

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