Until last year, (when we questioned the practice), the Kids’ Lit Quiz™ (KLQ) was only open to MOE schools. They have now opened it to all schools in Singapore.
Schools can send up for 4 members a team (with additional 2 reserves). Members must be between 10 and 13 years old as at 1 July 2016.
The Quiz is based on any book (children and young adult) – no set list is given. More information on the international KLQ and sample quiz questions can be found here: http://www.kidslitquiz.com/
There’s a host of fringe activities for your students to participate in such as Book Out! at the public libraries and online quizzes on discoveReads – you can find more details here.
You can also download the KLQ booklet and booklist here for ideas on promoting reading and literature in your school.
* The cost is S$132.97 per team (MOE schools are funded by the NLB)
* In the event of your team winning then your school would need to find the funding to travel to the World Final (which was Auckland last year). Actually this is what happens in all the countries. Some receive a subsidy but no team receives the full amount.
Since many schools are no longer doing the Readers’ Cup this may be an interesting alternative for your more “elite” readers.
There is now a “Kids’ Lit App” as well.