( 5Th – 7th OCTOBER 2016)
G.D. Goenka Public School has been celebrating the “Library Fest” every year since its inception.
The purpose of this celebration is to draw attention to the importance of school library in students’ education. Creating school wide reading culture is important to promote reading habits amongst the students. In celebration of the event, the school library organized a plethora of activities for the students. The students at each level enthusiastically participated in the activities and displayed their artistic and literary skills.
Library fest 2016 was marked by several events:
Bookmark making Competition
Draw & Describe favourite Book Character
Book Jacket Design Competition
Poster Making on Joys of Reading
Weaving a Story
Book Review competition
Inter house Book Quiz
Story Telling Workshop
Bookmark Exchange Project
In the quest to build capable readers, promote independent reading and creating ravenous readers a special assembly on the topic “Magical World of Books” was put by the students. The inaugural day began with the students sharing views on their favourite books and authors. A skit was presented by the primary students on a scene from the famous book “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. It was a visual bliss to watch these young artists performing on the stage meticulously. The aim of the skit was to spread the message that habit of reading books imbibes the values of Honesty, Hard Work, Kindness, Co-operation , Compassion, Forgiveness and Sharing in children. In the end everyone took the pledge to read books regularly.
Bookmark Exchange Project
This year our students exchanged their handmade bookmarks with 3 schools across the world.
SKH Yan Laap Memorial Primary School, Hong Kong
Whyte Ridge Elementary School, Canada
Sag Harbor Elementary School, New York
Our students were really excited about the project and immensely enjoyed making bookmarks. They shared information on their culture, traditions, festivals, books etc.
Inter House Book Quiz
In an endeavour to encourage its students to further enrich their reading skills, the school library conducted a Inter House Book Quiz for the students of classes IX to XI. Through various interesting as well as challenging rounds via audio visual tools, awareness of genres of books was assessed. The participants as well as the audience thoroughly enjoyed these rounds that tested how proficient they were in the world of books. Overall, the quiz turned out to be a fun and learning event for all the students.
Storytelling is unmatched as a tool for stimulating the imagination. Kids love listening to stories. To keep the interest of reading going, the library organized a storytelling session by Ms. Sonia Duggal, a popular storyteller and a self taught puppeteer. Her repertoire includes a range of Indian Folktales and stories from Indian Mythology which lets students sample our ancient heritage. The main Objective of the workshop was to strengthen the communication skills and play story games. It was also to improve imagination and visualization. Children unanimously enjoyed the actions portrayed by her during the narration of stories.
Once again the Library Fest proved to be a very good incentive in drawing attention to the importance of the school library in the process of learning .The very positive feedback and the overwhelming response from the students could only mean that it was a great success.
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