BIBLIOPHILE WEEK REPORT-DAY 1admin
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves” – William Shakespeare
The fourth virtual Bibliophile Week, kickstarted on 19 April 2021, in Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow, and will continue till 23 April 2021. This week is celebrated in honour of the great playwright, William Shakespeare, and to enthuse the love of books amongst the students. This week will transport them to the magical world of books as reading helps to enhance knowledge which in turns changes our destiny!
The first day commenced with an interactive virtual assembly based on the life of the great playwright, William Shakespeare, who was born on 23 April 1564. The assembly had a high turnout where the students actively shared their favorite Shakespearean characters and plays. Tanmay, VII, narrated his experience about visiting Start ford-upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The strong themes of the plays were discussed. Few terms coined by Shakespeare –heart of gold, love is blind, wild goose chase, green eyed monster, sleep tight’ and ‘ hit the haywere shared during the assembly.
Inika, Shivanshu, Tanmay and Ishaan, shared the books that they are reading at present. These books ranged from War of the Worlds to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Tenali Rama to name a few.
DAY 1 – ACTIVITY – SCRABBLE
The assembly was followed by an online scrabble in the respective English periods. This activity engaged the students to form words with the given letters. The students participated with enthusiasm to make this an enriching experience.
The students of I -V were very enthusiastic in playing the ‘Online Scrabble’. They were bubbling with joy and each and everyone wanted a chance to give answers and form new words. It was not only students who showed interest but their parents also wanted to be a part of the activity. Overall a fun filled activity with lots of brainstorming.
In class VI, VII and VIII, children first discussed the meaning of the term, ‘bibliophile’. They expressed delight in sharing what they’d done, the previous year. They actively played the online Scrabble, indulged in team work and displayed their wit, forming words wisely and trying their best to outdo the computer. It was a wonderful start of the week.
The students of VIII, IX and above were in the grip of scrabble as words were constructed on the virtual board, with excited suggestions from all. The rules of the game, scoring techniques and construction of long words was emphasized upon. Even those who were hesitant to join the class, new or old, everyone pitted their vocabulary against that of the virtual opponent, new words were pointed out, several were dubiously considered. The students displayed an amazing variety of vocabulary, and it was observed that such activities go a long way in consolidating their knowledge base .
The Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty encouraged the students to read and shared information about the beautiful Shakespearean era. The first day of the Bibliophile week began with a lot of zeal and fervour. It was indeed an informative and innovative start to the wonderful week ahead!