Oakhill’s quiz aces
Oakhill School was delighted to host the annual regional Kids’ Lit Quiz once again on 15 February.
Seven schools participated with 12 teams competing in a difficult, nail-biting competition. The knowledge these children have is daunting and the end results were very close, with Oakhill winning, Greenwood Bay College coming second and Plett Primary, third.
It is a great privilege that the Southern Cape is included in a competition of such a high calibre. The concept was developed by New Zealander Wayne Mills, who reads all current children’s books and creates the quiz himself. He travels around the world, fuelling enthusiasm for reading through his quizzes.
Oakhill’s winning team comprising Connie Chorley, Miguel Pieterse, Mia Guccio and Jemima Wilcox-Jones represented the school in the national finals in Johannesburg on Saturday 24 February. Here the competition got very serious, with a buzzer to press at the risk of losing points with an incorrect answer. Some questions required the name of the book which began with a line, and some of the children knew their books so well that a buzzer was pressed after only two words – and their answer was correct!
Oakhill came sixth out of 10 schools, with the honours going to Manor Gardens from Durban who won the competition and will represent South Africa at the Word Finals in New Zealand this July. Other schools welcome
Should you be a school interested in participating in this event next year in February, please contact Oakhill School and have a look at the website www.kidslitquiz. com. –
Oakhill’s winning team of (from left) Miguel Pieterse, Julie Stevenson, Mia Guccio, Connie Chorley and Jemima Wilcox-Jones. With them is proud Oakhill Prep English department head Julie Stevenson.