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LATEST RESULT: National Final (UK)
1st: Enniskillen Royal Grammar School
2nd: King’s College Junior School
3rd: Colfe’s School

Monday 21st January, 9.30 am

Allenby Jr. Public School, 395 St. Clements Ave., Toronto, ON M5N 1M2

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United Kingdom

General Info and Contact

The National Coordinator for United Kingdom is Irene Marillat (email klquknatorg[at]gmail.com).

For any inquiries about the UK national competition please contact the National Coordinator listed above.  The Kids' Lit Quiz is a major national celebration of books and reading imported to the UK from New Zealand, which offers irresistible reading challenges, broadens awareness, is hugely motivating for boys - and, best of all, is great fun!

KLQ UK People

Our KLQ UK People page provides an overview of the main people involved with Kids' Lit Quiz UK.

KLQ UK VOLUNTARY REGIONAL ORGANISER SOUGHT for the Plymouth area

Looking to develop your CV and develop contact with like minded librarian colleagues across the UK? – Then look no further!

The Chairman and Trustees of the Kids’ Lit Quiz UK are looking for a Regional Organiser for the coming year and beyond, for South West England (based in the Plymouth area or near the Devon/Cornish border), to join our happy team of volunteers.

The KLQ UK hold 19 Regional Heats up and down the country which culminates in a a grand National Final, normally held in London. The winning UK National team are then invited to enter the World Final the following year, which would take place in one of the other participating countries. Wayne Mills, our Founder and Quizmaster, asks questions on children’s literature and it could be anything from the Comics to the Classics. There is no reading list. The Regional Organiser would be responsible for contacting schools to enter teams of four students from years 6, 7 and 8 to compete for the Regional cup, to collect the entry fees and complete a Returns Form to be sent to the National Treasurer, and to provide a venue (usually a School hall) to hold approx 20 teams and supply light refreshments. All expenses are paid.

A list of Guidelines will be sent on request.

For further details, please contact Jacky Atkinson, Chairman - klquktrustee1[at]gmail.com



Charity Status

Kids' Lit Quiz UK gained charity status on 2nd December 2015. For full details please see our Charity Status page.


Latest Winners

The winners of the 2018 National Final are Enniskillen Royal Grammar School.


Forthcoming Fixtures

Future fixtures will be added here as soon as they are finalised. Please check back regularly, or view our Google Calendar or subscribe to our RSS feed.



Champions' Roster

  • 2018: Enniskillen Royal Grammar School
  • 2017: Oxford High School
  • 2016: Kingston Grammar School
  • 2015: Hamilton College
  • 2014: Litcham School
  • 2013: City of London School for Girls
  • 2012: Cockermouth School
  • 2011: George Watson's College, Edinburgh
  • 2010: Cockermouth School
  • 2009: Wheatley Park
  • 2008: Bancrofts School
  • 2007: Arnold House
  • 2006: Aylesbury High School
  • 2005: Bancrofts School
  • 2004: Cherwell School
  • 2003: Dunblane High School

Photo Galleries

Photos from UK heats and finals can be found on our Photo Galleries page.


Sponsors and Supporters

Sponsors 2018

Serco LogoSerco is a leading Service Provision company for Government contracts, including training and development.


Macmillan LogoPan Macmillan is the UK general book publishing arm of the Macmillan Group, which operates in over 70 countries. Its imprints include Macmillan, Mantle, Pan, Picador, Bluebird, Boxtree, Sidgwick & Jackson, Bello, Tor, Macmillan Children's Books, Campbell Books, Macmillan New Writing and Macmillan Digital Audio. Pan Macmillan was named Publisher of the Year at The Bookseller Industry Awards in May 2015.


Capita Reading CloudCapita Reading Cloud provide market leading library management solutions, combining professional library management tools with a range of user friendly and visually engaging student interfaces. Using a wide range of innovative features and mobile apps we are able to promote reading for pleasure amongst students and essential reporting for educators and parents.


Softlink LogoSoftlink has worked with schools for more than 30 years. We deliver library, knowledge and content management systems that enhance how library and learning resources are discovered delivered and managed.


School Library Association

The School Library Association (SLA) is committed to supporting everyone involved with school libraries, promoting high quality reading and learning opportunities for all. The KLQ are indebted to the SLA for their continued support and also for donating Training Vouchers for the Librarians with the winning teams.


Penguin Random House Children's

By bringing together the greatest stories, brands and authors of any global children's publisher, Penguin Random House Children's are here to help create and rediscover heroes for each new generation.


Discovery BoxFull of wonder and intrigue, Discovery Box magazine is a fantastic and fun aid to your child’s learning. With dedicated sections on subjects like science, nature, history and geography, it’s loaded with facts and fun. There are comic strips, games and experiments to try at home, all with one aim in mind: discovery.  


The Week JuniorThe Week Junior is a brilliant current affairs magazine for children aged between 8 and 14. It’s filled with fascinating stories and information, written to engage curious young minds and encourage them to explore and understand the world around them.

 

Book Donations 2017

The following organisations and companies provided book donations for the 2017 UK heats and finals. 


Other Supporters

The Trustees and Management of KLQ UK wish to express their heartfelt gratitude to our Patron, Miss Judith Hanratty CVO OBE, Chairman of the Commonwealth Education Trust,  for her continued support and generosity, and we are indebted to  Mrs Ena Harrop, the Head Teacher of The City of London School for Girls, for the use of their premises; to The School Library Association for their support, to the many authors who give up their time to attend events, to the teachers and librarians who encourage their schools to take part, and to all the many volunteer helpers across the UK.

Special thanks must also go to our amazing photographer  KT Bruce for her support over the years.

 

Hamilton College, winners of the 2015 UK Final, with the Lord Mayor of Oxford, Wayne mills and Frank Cottrell Boyce