Thursday, July 4, 2013

Third-Place Finish for Team Canada at Kids' Lit Quiz Finals!

Team Canada--made up of four 12- and 13-year-old students from University of Toronto Schools--put in a solid performance at yesterday's Kids' Lit Quiz World Finals in Durban, South Africa. They even held the lead by the halfway point, but in the end it was the South African team, from Roedan School, that took home first prize. New Zealand came in second and Canada placed third. The teams were certainly well-matched: there were only two points separating the top three winners. "The Canadian team did an outstanding job!" said Nancy Davidson, National Co-ordinator of Kids' Lit Quiz Canada. "It was a nail-biter of an afternoon; we are so proud of this achievement!"

Kids' Lit Quiz, known as the "Sport of Reading," originated in New Zealand and is now in its 22nd year. Quiz questions can be based on any children’s book published in English, and topics range from authors to poetry to mythology and graphic novels. This is only the third year that Canada has fielded a team, so Team Canada's third-place finish at the World Finals is an impressive accomplishment.

Find out more (and try some sample quizzes) on the Kids' Lit Quiz website.

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