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Pupils from Norfolk school compete in finals of national literary quiz for kids

PUBLISHED: 09:27 05 December 2018 | UPDATED: 10:15 05 December 2018

The Norfolk Regional Heat Kids’ Lit Quiz took place at Neatherd High School on Wednesday. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

The Norfolk Regional Heat Kids’ Lit Quiz took place at Neatherd High School on Wednesday. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

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A team of literary whizzes from Norfolk headed to London to battle it out in the finals of the national Kids’ Lit Quiz competition.

Recently the regional heat of the global quiz took place at Neatherd High School and a total of 33 teams from 19 Norfolk schools took part.

A spokesperson from the school said: “The sports hall was buzzing with excitement as teams battled their book knowledge on various topics competing against each other and our visiting authors Alex Scarrow, Alexander Gordon Smith, Helen Moss and Hayley Long.”

Litcham School B won the regional quiz - beating both author and librarian teams - and represented Norfolk in the UK final against 17 other teams on Tuesday December 4, coming fourth.

Litcham School, near Dereham, was no stranger to the competition having secured the top spot back in 2014.

The UK national final took place at The City of London School for Girls in London.

Lorraine Gill, librarian at Neatherd High and local organiser of the quiz, added: “I’m always astounded by the wider reading knowledge shown in this competition which just brings a warm, fuzzy glow to any librarian.”

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