Online success for Ruairi

Ruairi Kirk, winner of an Ipod nano, from Strathfoyle, receiving his prize from Michael Devonshire, Library Assistant, Strathfoyle Library. Also in the photograph is Ruairi's mum Margaret Kirk and Josephine Patten, Information Services Manager with Libraries NI. (14MM01)
Ruairi Kirk, winner of an Ipod nano, from Strathfoyle, receiving his prize from Michael Devonshire, Library Assistant, Strathfoyle Library. Also in the photograph is Ruairi's mum Margaret Kirk and Josephine Patten, Information Services Manager with Libraries NI. (14MM01)
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A Strathfoyle student has won an online competition which tested young library users knowledge of all things Northern Irish.

Ten year-old Ruairi Kirk won the Britanica and Libraries NI Christmas Quiz Competition after answering ten questions on local history, geography, and sport.

The quiz was created to encourage students to support their local libraries and discover the vast range of resources they offer and received more than 1,400 entries across the North. The quiz was divided into three different age categories; 5 to 11, 12 to 18, and 18+, with Ruairi winning in the junior category. He was presented with an iPod Nano by representatives from Libraries NI.

Joan Thompson, Information Services Manager, Libraries NI said: “With more than 1,400 entries, this competition has really helped to encourage people of all ages to re-discover the vast wealth of resources that their local library can offer. We’d like to thank all those that entered and urge them to continue to make use of their libraries, which form a vital part of the local community.”

Diane Finn, UK Libraries Manager at Britannica said: “We’d like to extend our congratulations to Ruairi.”