On Monday 20th May, nine students represented Somerville at the morning Auckland heat for the annual Kids' Lit Quiz.

This was held at St Cuthbert’s College over a period of three hours, with sixty teams entered. There were ten themed rounds to the quiz, and Quizmaster, Wayne Mills, lived up to his reputation by asking very challenging questions. One tricky category was dedicated entirely to rocks and stones in literature!

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The Somerville teams consisted of: Lydia Anderson, Mackenzie Bray, Milla Byrne, Clelia Lepelletier, Olivia Pokorny, Neena Woollaston, Jordan Yang and Hope Zhang. Aakanksha Joshi was our reserve.

Everyone had prepared long and hard for this big day, spending weekly lunch times practising and reading as much as they could in their spare time. We were very proud of their efforts and everyone had a fantastic day. Remuera Intermediate won the heat and entered the national competition in Wellington.