“A book is a dream that you hold in your hands.”- Neil Gaiman
This Monday, the library team had organised a special library assembly as part of the “Library Literary Fest.” The fest started along with the library week where we had authors like Ms. Paro Anand, and Mr. Srijal Singh who came for educational sessions for MYP. The poetry month celebration was also a platform where students showcased their talent through poems.
Everyone gathered along for the library assembly, from parents to students. The assembly started off by Captain Bajaj’s motivational words and a cheer of encouragement. Moving on, the MC’s invited the PSG authors who showcased their published books and talked about the inspiration behind writing the books and were also awarded with certificates and a token of appreciation. The students comprised of PYP, MYP and DP students, who conveyed their learnings through it.
Next came the most awaited segment of the show, the promising poets. Since the beginning of the poetry month, Ms. Seema Suryanshu, our learned librarian, would send each one of us a student’s self-composed poem or a poem written by a poet which a student was fascinated from and wanted to share it with others. The poems could be of any topic which attracts them the most or even to summarize their favourite book. From these, 8 promising poets were selected and awarded for their pieces.
To add a spark to the event, Reading Program or ‘Readosaurus’ winners were facilitated. Here, students showcased their learning from their favourite books they have read through performances. Some had written poems in order to summarize the book while some performed hoopla dances and performed puppet conversations.
Last but not the least, the results of the poster competition were announced. the students from which was being done by grade 6, 7, and 8, and the winning teams were awarded. Grade 9, on the other hand, had a bookmark making competition on their favourite books. Another fun competition for MYP was where selected students had to come dressed as their favourite book character on the occasion of World Book Day and the winner who was dressed like Willy Wonka bagged the prize.
The entire show was a complete pack of learning and encouragement for students to initiate creative writing and reading books. All the students got motivated to increase their knowledge via books and enthusiastic towards more learning. I am sure next year there will be more budding authors and poets from our school!
Meher Narang (MYP 4-A)