The British School, one of India's best known schools for its high quality international education based on the National Curriculum of England, IGCSE and the IB Diploma Programme, celebrated the "Primary School Book Week" from 28th November-2nd December.
Online PR News – 09-December-2011 – – New Delhi, December 7th, 2011: The British School, one of India's best known schools for its high quality international education based on the National Curriculum of England, IGCSE and the IB Diploma Programme, celebrated the "Primary School Book Week" from 28th November-2nd December. The theme for the book week is 'Books from around the world'. This theme provides a wonderful opportunity to explore and celebrate cultural differences through literature, as well as to read books that transport us to new places and introduce us to new cultures. Talking about the benefit of the Book week, Mike Spencer, Principal of the Primary School said, there are three important ingredients to this celebration: age-appropriate and culturally diverse literature; the added value for the students of working with leading, published authors, and the involvement of so many parents and staff as readers of their chosen literature".
As a part of the lead up to Book Week, three prominent authors- John Dougherty, Satoshi Kitamura and Jeeva Raghunath are visiting the school on 24th and 25th November. They conducted workshops for students of different age groups. It will be a fun filled week with parents' reading, storytelling sessions, a book sale, competitions related to books and, more importantly, with books from around the world.
These authors are visiting Delhi as a part of the Bookaro festival www.bookaro.in http://www.bookaro.in. The British School is an official sponsor of the Bookaro festival.
Graham Ranger, Director of The British School said, “Books remain central to students' learning, alongside digital media. We will celebrate diversity this week but we will also demonstrate the power of literature to inspire creative and divergent thinking".
JOHN DOUGHERTY is an Irish poet, singer and writer whose humorous books delight children everywhere. You can view his author profile on http://www.visitingauthor.com/About_John.html
SATOSHI KITAMURA is an award winning Japanese illustrator, writer and designer whose forte is water colours and unusual perspectives. His biography is available on http://www.satoshiland.com/biog.html
JEEVA RAGHUNATH is a teacher, writer and storyteller who tells her tales in three languages - French, English and Tamil. Her repertoire includes folk tales, true-life, cross cultural and modern stories. Her author profile is available on http://www.jeevaraghunath.com/about/
About The British School
The British School is an independent, not-for-profit, international school providing the finest of British and international education for around 700 3-18 year olds. The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). We offer high quality education based on the National Curriculum of England, IGCSE and the IB Diploma Programme. The students, who are from over 55 nationalities, graduate to leading universities / colleges world-wide. The school is a multi-national and multi-cultural community. It's a community in which they promote tolerance, mutual respect and valuing the views of others, even when different, or rather particularly when different from one's own. They promote international-mindedness because of their believe in its inherent value in developing citizens that are open to thinking globally. The British School has a strong and valued relationship with the British High Commission, with many British companies and with the British Business Group. The High Commissioner is President of The British School Society and all parents are members.
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