Oak­hill’s quiz a­ces

Knysna-Plett Herald - - News | Nuus -

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. –

P­ho­to: Sup­p­lied

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.

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