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1st: Aquinas College, Team 1
2nd: Tauranga Intermediate School, Team 1
3rd: Awakeri School, Team 1
NEXT FIXTURE: National Final (NZ)

Sunday 26th May, 1pm

National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand

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United Kingdom

General Info and Contact

The National Coordinator for United Kingdom is Irene Marillat (email klquknatorg[at]gmail.com).

For any inquiries about the UK national competition please contact the National Coordinator listed above.  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!

KLQ UK People

Our KLQ UK People page provides an overview of the main people involved with Kids' Lit Quiz UK.

KLQ UK VOLUNTARY REGIONAL ORGANISERS SOUGHT for South England and for Oxfordshire/Berkshire

Looking to develop your CV and develop contact with like minded librarian colleagues across the UK? – Then look no further!

The Chairman and Trustees of the Kids’ Lit Quiz UK are looking for two Regional Organisers for the coming year and beyond, for the areas South England and Oxfordshire/Berkshire, to join our happy team of volunteers.

The KLQ UK hold 19 Regional Heats up and down the country which culminates in a a grand National Final, normally held in London. The winning UK National team are then invited to enter the World Final the following year, which would take place in one of the other participating countries. Wayne Mills, our Founder and Quizmaster, asks questions on children’s literature and it could be anything from the Comics to the Classics. There is no reading list. The Regional Organiser would be responsible for contacting schools to enter teams of four students from years 6, 7 and 8 to compete for the Regional cup, to collect the entry fees and complete a Returns Form to be sent to the National Treasurer, and to provide a venue (usually a School hall) to hold approx 20 teams and supply light refreshments. All expenses are paid.

The South England heat will be held on Tuesday 20th November 2019.

The Oxfordshire/Berkshire heat will be held on Tuesday 27th November 2019.

A list of Guidelines will be sent on request.

For further details, please contact Jacky Atkinson, Chairman - klquktrustee1[at]gmail.com



Charity Status

Kids' Lit Quiz UK gained charity status on 2nd December 2015. For full details please see our Charity Status page.


Latest Winners

The winners of the 2018 National Final are Enniskillen Royal Grammar School.


Forthcoming Fixtures

There are 20 forthcoming United Kingdom fixtures.

Coming up next: West Scotland Heat, Wednesday 30th October 2019.

For details of other fixtures, please choose from the dropdown list below, or go to the Fixtures page to view a complete list of forthcoming fixtures.

  • West Scotland Heat Glasgow High School, 637 Crow Rd, Glasgow G13 1PL, Wednesday 30th October 2019, 11:00 – 14:00
  • East Scotland Heat Liberton High School, 328 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh EH17 7PT, Thursday 31st October 2019, 13:00 – 16:00
  • North East Scotland Heat Harlaw Academy, 18-20 Albyn Place, Aberdeen AB10 1RG, Friday 1st November 2019, 13:30 – 16:30
  • Merseyside Heat Merchant Taylors' Girls' School, Liverpool Road, Crosby L23 5SP , Tuesday 5th November 2019, 14:00 – 17:30
  • Yorkshire Heat Bootham Senior School, York YO30 7BU, Wednesday 6th November 2019, 13:00 – 16:00
  • North East England Heat Gosforth Central Middle School, Great North Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1UN, Thursday 7th November 2019, 14:30 – 17:30
  • North West England Heat Pendle Vale College, Oxford Road, Nelson BB9 8LF , Monday 11th November 2019, 16:30 – 19:30
  • Northern Ireland Heat Sports Hall, Wellington College,18 Carolan Rd, Belfast, County Antrim BT7 3HE, Tuesday 12th November 2019, 14:00 – 17:00
  • East Midlands Heat Lady Manners School, Shotts Lane. Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1JA , Wednesday 13th November 2019, 14:00 – 17:00
  • Central England Heat Comberton Village College West Street, Comberton, Cambridge CB23 7DU, Thursday 14th November 2019, 13:30 – 16:30
  • Norfolk Heat Dereham Neatherd High School, Queens Road, Dereham, Norfolk NR20 3AX, Friday 15th November 2019, 15:00 – 18:00
  • West Midlands Heat Millerchip Room, Butts Park Arena, Butts Road, Coventry CV1 3GE, Monday 18th November 2019, 14:00 – 17:30
  • Thames Gateway Heat Impulse Leisure Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane, Grays, Essex RM16 2JU, Tuesday 19th November 2019, 14:00 – 17:00
  • South England Heat Seaford College, Lavington Park, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 ONB, Wednesday 20th November 2019, 14:00 – 17:00
  • Wales Heat Howell’s School Llandaff, Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2YD, Friday 22nd November 2019, 16:00 – 19:00
  • South London Heat King's College School, Southside, Wimbledon, London SW19 4TT, Monday 25th November 2019, 14:00 – 17:30
  • Oxfordshire/Berkshire Heat Cokethorpe School, Witney, Oxfordshire OX29 7PU, Tuesday 26th November 2019, 14:30 – 17:30
  • North London Heat Pauline Edgar Library, Queenswood School, Shepherd’s Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield AL9 6NS, Wednesday 27th November 2019, 13:30 – 16:30
  • South West England Heat Monkton Prep School, Combe Down, Bath BA2 7ET, Thursday 28th November 2019, 14:00 – 17:00
  • National Final The City of London School, 107 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 3AL, Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 13:30 – 17:30


Champions' Roster

  • 2018: Enniskillen Royal Grammar School
  • 2017: Oxford High School
  • 2016: Kingston Grammar School
  • 2015: Hamilton College
  • 2014: Litcham School
  • 2013: City of London School for Girls
  • 2012: Cockermouth School
  • 2011: George Watson's College, Edinburgh
  • 2010: Cockermouth School
  • 2009: Wheatley Park
  • 2008: Bancrofts School
  • 2007: Arnold House
  • 2006: Aylesbury High School
  • 2005: Bancrofts School
  • 2004: Cherwell School
  • 2003: Dunblane High School

Photo Galleries

Photos from UK heats and finals can be found on our Photo Galleries page.


Sponsors and Supporters

Sponsors 2018

Serco LogoSerco is a leading Service Provision company for Government contracts, including training and development.


Macmillan LogoPan Macmillan is the UK general book publishing arm of the Macmillan Group, which operates in over 70 countries. Its imprints include Macmillan, Mantle, Pan, Picador, Bluebird, Boxtree, Sidgwick & Jackson, Bello, Tor, Macmillan Children's Books, Campbell Books, Macmillan New Writing and Macmillan Digital Audio. Pan Macmillan was named Publisher of the Year at The Bookseller Industry Awards in May 2015.


Capita Reading CloudCapita Reading Cloud provide market leading library management solutions, combining professional library management tools with a range of user friendly and visually engaging student interfaces. Using a wide range of innovative features and mobile apps we are able to promote reading for pleasure amongst students and essential reporting for educators and parents.


Softlink LogoSoftlink has worked with schools for more than 30 years. We deliver library, knowledge and content management systems that enhance how library and learning resources are discovered delivered and managed.


School Library Association

The School Library Association (SLA) is committed to supporting everyone involved with school libraries, promoting high quality reading and learning opportunities for all. The KLQ are indebted to the SLA for their continued support and also for donating Training Vouchers for the Librarians with the winning teams.


Penguin Random House Children's

By bringing together the greatest stories, brands and authors of any global children's publisher, Penguin Random House Children's are here to help create and rediscover heroes for each new generation.


Discovery BoxFull of wonder and intrigue, Discovery Box magazine is a fantastic and fun aid to your child’s learning. With dedicated sections on subjects like science, nature, history and geography, it’s loaded with facts and fun. There are comic strips, games and experiments to try at home, all with one aim in mind: discovery.  


The Week JuniorThe Week Junior is a brilliant current affairs magazine for children aged between 8 and 14. It’s filled with fascinating stories and information, written to engage curious young minds and encourage them to explore and understand the world around them.

 

Book Donations 2017

The following organisations and companies provided book donations for the 2017 UK heats and finals. 


Other Supporters

The Trustees and Management of KLQ UK wish to express their heartfelt gratitude to our Patron, Miss Judith Hanratty CVO OBE, Chairman of the Commonwealth Education Trust,  for her continued support and generosity, and we are indebted to  Mrs Ena Harrop, the Head Teacher of The City of London School for Girls, for the use of their premises; to The School Library Association for their support, to the many authors who give up their time to attend events, to the teachers and librarians who encourage their schools to take part, and to all the many volunteer helpers across the UK.

Special thanks must also go to our amazing photographer  KT Bruce for her support over the years.

 

Hamilton College, winners of the 2015 UK Final, with the Lord Mayor of Oxford, Wayne mills and Frank Cottrell Boyce