Team from Manor Gardens second in KLQ national finals

2014-02-18 00:00

THE team from Manor Gardens Primary, regional winners in the Kids’ Literary Quiz (KLQ) held last week, came second in the national finals held in Cape Town at the weekend.

“They were excellent,” said teacher Isobel Sobey, who runs the library and media centre at Manor Gardens Primary. “It was a great outcome and really lovely for our kids.”

The team from St John’s College in Johannesburg won the finals held on Saturday and will go on to compete in the world finals to be held in Britain in July.

According to Linda Algie, a volunteer supporter of KLQ, the gap between the two teams was close. “At the half-time break, St John’s were in the lead by two points — that’s one question — and Manor Gardens were chasing St John’s hard in the second half,” she said. “Going into the last round, they were ahead by two points, but St John’s pulled out all the stops and won the quiz on the very last question. It was thrilling.”

Sobey said the pupils were proud of their effort. “They did a great job and gave it a really good try.”

And there’s always next year. The competition is for Grades 6 and 7, said Sobey. “At the moment the pupils are in Grade 6, so they will still be eligible to enter next year.”

Sobey said the school’s participation in the KLQ had a real “spin-off” in children reading books. She also runs a book club at the school as well as organising literary quizzes for the pupils, so they can get a taste of what the KLQ is like.

The other Durban team competing in Cape Town, Thomas More College, came fourth.

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