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Kid’s Lit Quiz - Testing our Keenest Readers

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Week 9, Term One, 2018

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Eight of Somerset's most avid readers from Years 5 and 6 engaged in a Literary Quiz this week, which showcased the breadth of their reading. In teams of four they answered a variety of questions about characters, plots and issues from books they had read.

From Enid Blyton to R. J Palacio and so much more in-between, our students used the strengths of the team to answer some very challenging questions.

The Year 6 team was comprised of Daniel de Villiers Hossy, Alex Jordan, Emmeline Anthony and Penelope Deacon. They were a consistently performing team, winning the “Enchanted” section of the competition and won books of their selection.

Sophia Ahern, Abigail Brinkworth, Ayla Chirathivat-Geralds and Danielle Svoboda made up the younger Year 5 team. Their incredible knowledge of books and the extent of their reading soon became obvious as they won more than one section and answered interim questions from the quiz master to win cash. Their competitiveness came to the fore as they openly vied with the Author’s Table who were seated nearby: all in good fun of course!

Somerset’s Year 5 team placed an admirable second overall, being beaten by just one point! This was the difference between $600 in prize money and the chance to compete in the national competition in Sydney. Maybe next year!

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