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”.