On Tuesday 7 March, eight Year six students, and Ms Noble, went to Prince Alfred College to engage in the Kids’ Lit Quiz, which was a quiz all about books. 21 teams competed, coming from 7 different schools around South Australia, including East Adelaide School, Heritage College, St John’s Grammar School, Saint Ignatius’ College, Trinity College, and Prince Alfred College. Each team needed four avid readers and Walford had two teams for the first time we had participated in the annual event.
There were ten rounds, each with a different category such as, book knowledge, mythology, gangs and a visual round about fictional characters. Each group had to work together as a team and collaborate to come up with an answer. Things got quite intense. I couldn’t contain my excitement a couple of times, and I had to remind myself to whisper to make sure other teams didn’t hear our answers.
Walford Team 1 made a grand total of 42 points, and Team 2 ended up with 59 points. Walford Team 2 also won round 10, with the category Prisoners and Prisons. All teams who won a round were rewarded with a book each. Saint Ignatius’ College came out on top with 73 points and will represent South Australia at the National competition.
We would recommend younger girls going into Year 6 give the Kids’ Lit Quiz a go next year, as it was a wonderful experience, and all the girls who went loved it.