Bibliophile Week kickstarts At Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Day Oneadmin
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The inaugural day for the annual literary fest, The Bibliophile Week 2022-23, kick-started on April 18th , 2022 with a special assembly that laid prime focus on women writers. The theme for the day’s assembly was “We, the Women”, and students displayed great enthusiasm in identifying the works of some of the female authors displayed during the assembly. Special excitement was witnessed when they could see
images of Mrs. Sudha Murthy and Ms. Usha Pandit on screen. J. K. Rowling had a separate fanbase among the students and teachers alike. The day progressed well into exciting activities planned for various grades.
Grades 1 and 2 participated in an activity called “The Rhyming Tree” wherein they had to come up with as many rhyming words for the words on the tree as possible. The results were overwhelming. The excitement in the classrooms was abuzz.
Grade 3 actively engaged in a game of Pictionary, which witnessed astounding responses from students.
Some out of the box approaches, like splitting words and drawing objects with individual letters to make their teams guess the correct word, were used. The efforts were very impressive, and the activity turned out to be more entertaining than planned.
Grades 4 and 5 wrote letters to their pen pals and exchanged those invaluable words of endearments.
The excitement of receiving and sending letters to strangers was palpable.
Meanwhile, in the senior wing, the first day of Bibliophile week commenced with excitement and eagerness to interact with the first guest of the week, Ms Shilpi Kumar Anand. She addressed the students on the importance of reading and exploring various genres. She emphasized the importance of learning English and how reading contributes to picking up the language naturally. She also encouraged students to read Indian authors and recommended a few books from Indian Writing in English. Further, the Principal, Ms Poonam Kochitty, shared her childhood anecdote about the first book she read. She shared her love for reading and insisted on exploring spiritual literature and travelogues. The assembly was certainly a promising start to the week. Many students volunteered to take up the 52 Book Club Challenge and expressed their desire to engage in creative writing this year.
The unparalleled excitement of students perpetuated throughout the day as they were introduced to the Pen-Pal activity. The students wrote feel-good letters to their pals without revealing their identities. Students were excited to write and receive letters from their friends.
It was undoubtedly a great start to the week as children eagerly looked forward to knowing more about the activities planned for them in the coming days of the week.