Blakeview Students Master the Kids Lit Quiz

March 08, 2023

On Tuesday this week, a group of Blakeview students participated in the local heat of the international Kids Lit Quiz competition for students aged 10 to 13 years.

Founded by New Zealand quizmaster Wayne Mills, teams of four students are asked to answer 100 questions on children’s literature divided into ten categories, which vary each year. The winning team from each heat goes on to compete at the national finals and national champions can then compete at the world final. Quizzes are held in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and USA.

On the day, three teams from Blakeview (nine Year 6 students and three Year 7 students) joined other teams from around Adelaide at Prince Alfred College. Everyone worked well in their teams, answered lots of questions and had lots of fun while also being great ambassadors for Trinity College.

The questions were grouped into ten rounds of ten questions with a wide range of categories asking about specific book characters, mythology, eggs, prisoners and many more themes. Students also had to select a bonus round before the quiz began that would be their opportunity to score double points. There was a lot of excitement during this round when Trinity Blakeview Team 1 scored a 20/10 for their round on 'characterisation' The only 20 score achieved by any team on the day!

After three hours of questions and fun, Trinity Blakeview Team 1 (Elyssa Kilvington, Tayla Meldrum and Lucas Andrews) finished a very worthy third place overall with the other two teams placing seventh and eleventh respectively. Well done to Team 2 and Team 3 members Evelyn Zielinski, Emma Meldrum, Kate Chebotarev, Curtis Ridsdale, Irene Raphy Chiramel, Keenan Hackett, Ronin Jarrett and Caitlyn Pye.

This is the first year any Trinity College student have participated in this event but it won’t be the last. Everyone is looking forward to participating in the event again next year and hope other students who have a love of books and literature will join them.