This was my third Kids Lit Quiz National Final, and as usual I had the easy, cushy job of mascot. This year I was mascot-author to two teams. One was King Edward VI Grammar School (as luck would have it I was wearing red and black, and thus was colour-coordinated with their uniforms). The other was Hexham Middle School, who were looking surprisingly chipper despite having got up before 5am in order to travel down for the event. Both teams scored well, and I hope they’re thoroughly proud of themselves.
Here is the winning team from Litcham School, with guest of honour Anthony Horowitz, and quizmaster Wayne Mills in his very fine hat.
Erymsted School came second, an impressive feat given that they arrived late and missed the first round.
Third place went to Comberton School, after a tense ‘sudden death’ round to resolve a three-way tie.
Afterwards there was cake.
Many thanks to everybody who organised the event, and congratulations to all the teams!