Written by guest contributor: Jennifer Ankenmann
In January, four students from Hodgson Middle School in Ward 15 won the Kids’ Lit Quiz Canadian National Final, hosted at McMaster University. They will be travelling to Singapore in July to compete in the 2019 Kids’ Lit Quiz World Final. It is the second consecutive year this team competed in the Canadian National Final and this year they were victorious!
Team Canada members Gillian, Lila, Julia, and Leah are working hard in preparation for the World Final and look forward to meeting students from other countries who share their love of reading. They hosted an online silent auction at the end of May to fund raise for their flights to Singapore.
Kids’ Lit Quiz, also known as the Sport of Reading, is an international quiz game for 10-13 year olds that tests their knowledge of children’s books. It inspires students to become lifelong readers by emphasizing the fun of reading and showing young readers that they belong to a worldwide community. Kids’ Lit Quiz takes place in 13 countries, and is run by volunteers in every country. In 2019, 200 teams across Canada competed for the honour to represent our country at this year’s World Final.
On behalf of Don Valley West, congratulations to our Ward 15 Team Canada members and best of luck in the World Final!