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The winners from Methodist Girls’ School (from left) Erin Chan, Hua Xuan Ying, Tricia Chee and Elizabeth Chua.
The winners from Methodist Girls’ School (from left) Erin Chan, Hua Xuan Ying, Tricia Chee and Elizabeth Chua. PHOTO: METHODIST GIRLS' SCHOOL

Four Methodist Girls' School students will be competing in the world finals of the Kids' Lit Quiz, an annual literature competition for children aged 10 to 13, in Auckland this week.

The students must answer questions about literature across genres, ranging from classics to comics and children's literature to contemporary novels.

The four students, 13-year-olds Erin Chan, Hua Xuan Ying, Elizabeth Chua and Tricia Chee, competed against 88 other teams, to win the top prize in the POSB-NLB Kids' Lit Quiz.

In a new episode of That's Life podcast, host Lydia Vasko talks to the girls and their teacher, Ms Christina Loong, about when their love of reading began and how they prepared for the challenging quiz.

To tune in and for more from That's Life, go to www.soundcloud.com/straitstimes.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2016, with the headline 'That's Life podcast'. Print Edition | Subscribe