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!
Our KLQ UK People page provides an overview of the main people involved with Kids' Lit Quiz UK.
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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
Kids' Lit Quiz UK gained charity status on 2nd December 2015. For full details please see our Charity Status page.
The winners of the 2018 National Final are Enniskillen Royal Grammar School.
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.
Photos from UK heats and finals can be found on our Photo Galleries page.
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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.
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The following organisations and companies provided book donations for the 2017 UK heats and finals.
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.