Tuesday 20th November 2007 by C. Freeman
Year 7 and 8 students at Brooke Weston have taken part in a global children's literature quiz. The Kids Lit Quiz originated in New Zealand and is now hotly contested with schools from the UK, South Africa, China and New Zealand all competing for the world title. It is the first time that Brooke Weston students have attempted the quiz as this year regional heats were held at Weston Favell instead of Coventry. Students had to answer 100 questions in 10 categories and they were able to nominate one round for which they received double points.
Brooke Weston's teams were either members of the College's book group, or had done well in a sample of 50 questions set by Librarian, Mrs Heppell.
She said: 'The questions aren't just from contemporary children's fiction so the students had to be well read and interested in a wide range of books.' Students also got to meet a celebrity panel of writers, including author, Linda Newbery who deals with both historic and contemporary issues in her fiction aimed at young adults.