Some of the state’s biggest book fans gathered at Kinross Wolaroi School for a world-renowned literacy quiz yesterday.
Called the Kids’ Lit Quiz, the challenging set of 100 questions put even the utmostbook worms to the test.
“The quiz has been run all over the world for the past 21 years,” quiz coordinator Nicole Deans said.
“It really tests kids who love to read because there’s no set questions, they come from any children’s book that’s ever been written.”
Mrs Deans said there would be three heats in this tour - Ipswich, Orange and Canberra - with the winning teams from each venue to clash in a final later this year.
Even though there is a lot at stake, Mrs Deans says the program had one sole focus, to get kids to read.
“The kids love this type of competition because not only does it teach them about reading and test their skills, it also teaches them leadership and team-building qualities,” she said.
“The competition is aimed at kids between 10 and 13 because that’s about the time when their want to read drops off.”
Seventeen teams of four contested the event - with the eventual winners being Macarthur Anglican School from Sydney, one point ahead of Orange Public School.