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Winners are Ginners – Bayside Kids Lit Quiz


The Kids' Lit Quiz is an annual literature competition, in which teams of four students, aged 10 to 13, work together to answer wide-ranging literary questions. The highest scoring Junior School team is always rewarded with a blue ribbon and special certificate because they compete against much older students. The Junior School team consisting of Max Simmonds, Caspar Jamal, Zak Hurley and Cameron Harris, won the junior section and also got the highest score for one of the question categories, “Wings”, in which questions were based on anything to do with wings throughout literature.

The Middle School team, consisting of Tarni McCosker, Callum Glennie, Zoe Carins and Nasrene Akhtar, did extremely well, tying for first but then narrowly coming in second in the sudden death round. As a result, these four fabulous students just missed out on a trip to Sydney for the Australian Finals. For the students and teachers, it was a nail biting, cliff-hanging day of tension and they enjoyed every moment.

The Junior School is having their intra-school Readers’ Cup on Thursday 23 March at 2pm. Parents are welcome to come and watch the fun and try their hand at some literary trivia between the rounds. The Readers’ Cup interschool competition will be held after Easter. Middle School students, mentored by Miss Egan have already started forming teams and getting ready for the release of the novels in the next fortnight.

Catherine Herzig
Teacher Librarian Junior School

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