Getting Kids to Evolve their Literary Sense

Published: 31st January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st January 2015 05:01 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:St John’s Public School is organizing a two day Literary Congress for the students of Classes IX, X & XI on February 6 and 7. This is open to students studying in any board in a city school.

In recent years there is a tendency to limit the use of English Language only to its functional relevance.

The rich layers of the use of the language are being lost right off in the institutional culture of our schools. In order to expose the student participants to the variegated use of English as a powerful and globally relevant language, St John’s Public School is hosting this programme. The congress will serve to introduce the participants to all the four genres (areas) of English Language - Prose , Poetry, Novel & Drama. It will also help them realize the importance of their proficiency in English Language to be successful global citizens of 21st Century. To revive the interest of the present day students in English Literature and inspire them to cultivate the habit of reading literature and making it their life-time hobby.

 It will also serve to highlight to all the participants the elements of formal and creative use of the language to the extent of even authoring books. Another thing that it will achieve is to offer a unique platform to bring out the innate talents , aspirations and skills of participants who are gifted with a special flair for English Language and Literature which are not offered as opportunity in regular classroom experience. Schools are invited to register 10 of their class IX ,X & XI students as delegates for the Literary Sessions of the Congress and 10 more students to contest in the 4 competitions. There is no Entry Fee / Course / Registration Fee. Schools can contact 0446548 4433/6549 4499 and Archana 9789935808 for more details.

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