Brief Remarks by Ms Low Yen Ling, Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Education & Ministry of Trade and Industry, Kids' Lit Quiz National Finals, Saturday, 23 April 2016
Ladies and gentlemen
Boys and girls
- Good morning to all of you!
- When I first heard about the Kids’ Lit Quiz, I thought that Mr Wayne Mills’ idea of positioning reading as a sport is brilliant.
- Reading has always been core to our children’s learning and education as it provides access to information.
- However, with the digital distractions it is tougher to get children to read or pick up a book.
- So I am pleasantly surprised to see so many young and avid readers here today!
- It is wonderful to see the National Library Board bringing this initiative to students and the strong support from partners like POSB.
- I am sure Kids’ Lit Quiz has made reading more fun and rewarding for you.
- I am told you had to read as many books as you could over the past few months to prepare for this competition. You had also gone through a few preliminary rounds to compete at the national finals today. Well done, everyone!
- I hope that you had lots of fun reading and learning. Do keep on reading beyond this competition.
- All the best for the national finals, and let me quote a line from The Hunger Games, “may the odds be ever in your favour”.
- Good luck, and have fun! Thank you.