3rd Place For Kids' Lit Quiz Team

Wednesday 2nd December 2015

Congratulations to India Paton, Delilah Bright, Emilia Morris and Isobel Salmon who won 3rd place at the recent Oxfordshire and Berkshire heat of the Kids’ Lit Quiz, hosted at Cokethorpe School in Witney. Below, team captain Isobel, shares her experience of the day:

“On Thursday 26 November we took two teams and some reserves to the Oxfordshire and Berkshire heat of the Kids’ Lit Quiz, this year hosted at Cokethorpe School in Witney. After a long drive, we were all glad to be able to stretch our legs a bit on the slightly longer than expected walk from the car park to the building in which it was being housed.

After both teams chose the last round, which was the Superheroes round as their double points round, things were soon ready to commence and we started to answer the ten questions of the first round with nine more soon on their way.

After not being able to quite hear the quizmaster at first (whether it be his strong kiwi accent or the poorly placed speakers, we’ll never know) we soon adapted and were confidently powering through the questions. Finally it came to the final round. Ten questions that could make or break where we would come overall. Ploughing through the last questions with ease, only having one small slip up, led our first team to win a prize for scoring the highest total amount of points without already winning a round. After gaining eighteen points instead of the usual nine (we selected it as our double points remember), we were thinking we hadn’t done too badly but were reluctant to get our hopes up.

When the time came to announce the top three teams, we were satisfied with how we had done but not expecting to receive anything. They then announced third place…

It was Queen Anne’s 1! India Paton, Delilah Bright, Emilia Morris and I (Isobel Salmon) had managed to procure the title of third place out of thirty-two, receiving certificates and £10 of book tokens each. Our shock was evident as we made our way to the stage to receive our prizes from Councillor John Sanders, Chairman of Oxfordshire County Council.

This is the best Queen Anne’s School has ever done in the Kids’ Lit Quiz in the six years we have been doing it. After doing this for two years, I’m glad that we came third in my final year of doing the Kids’ Lit Quiz. If future team members ever need any advice or if anyone ever wants to talk to me about reading I will always be on hand.”

Iz from the Quiz (2014 and 2015 Team Captain: Isobel Salmon)


Recent News

L6 Art Students Visit Reading University

22 November 2017

A Level Art students from Queen Anne's visited the Reading University Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics (CINN) to meet with Professor Tom Johnstone.

Recent News

Queen Anne's Sports News

20 November 2017

A round up of all the latest sports news from Queen Anne's in the week commencing Monday 13 November.

Recent News

Mighty Cheers, high fives and hugs for the Queen Anne's Swimmers

17 November 2017

The U13 and U15 swimming squads put together a complete team performance at LVS Ascot - with every single girl making a huge contribution to the overall group success.

Recent News

First Group of 'Golden Girls' on the Way to the Palace

15 November 2017

Recent U6 Leavers Britta A, Lara H, Kate H, Eliza M and Jessica R are all on the way to the palace. All the girls have successfully completed their Gold DofE Award.

Recent News

Queen Anne's Sports News

13 November 2017

A round up of all the latest sports news from Queen Anne's in the week commencing Monday 6 November.

Recent News

Molly Performs at the Amsterdam Conservatory

11 November 2017

Molly (U4) travelled to Amsterdam to compete in the Open Recorder Days held between 26 -29 October 2017

Recent News

Over £2,400 Raised for Sounds of Palestine from the Westminster Abbey Collection

10 November 2017

Following the school's biennial Westminster Abbey Service on Friday 20 October, a total of more than £2,400 was raised for the Sounds of Palestine charity.

Recent News

Award-Winning Photojournalist Rick Findler Visits Queen Anne's

08 November 2017

On Friday 3 November, some of our English students were treated to a lecture from award-winning photojournalist Rick Findler.

Recent News

Queen Anne's Sports News

06 November 2017

A round up of all the latest sports news from Queen Anne's from before, during and after half-term.

Recent News

The U4 were made to Jump Whilst Watching The Woman in Black

30 October 2017

On Thursday 19 October, the U4 went to the Fortune Theatre in London to watch The Woman in Black, which they had been studying in their English lessons.

Next Event

Queen Anne's Christmas Market

24 November 2017

Come along and enjoy your Christmas shopping in our winter wonderland, whilst supporting our chosen charities.

Next Event

Dorchester Abbey Carol Service

14 December 2017

Girls are free to leave for the Christmas holidays following our annual Carol Service at Dorchester Abbey.