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‘Gift a Book & Get a Friend’ :2014

Gifting books, forging friendship that lasts long

Rather than giving a financial contribution or donation, KV, Pattom, plans a long-term relationship by forging friendships through the mutual love for books.

Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom, has built a vibrant reading culture among its students over the past few years and now the school is keen on spreading the same enthusiasm among schools that are not as privileged. On Thursday, around 40 students of the KV Readers’ Club visited Government Upper Primary School, Ulloor, here and gifted a collection of 450 books under the Library Social Connect programme, launched last year.

‘Gift a Book, Get a Friend,’ the motto of the programme, effectively summarises why this initiative is being followed. Rather than giving a financial contribution or donation, KV, Pattom, plans a long-term relationship by forging friendships through the mutual love for books.

In addition to helping children in schools that lack a well-stocked library to get access to the world of literature, the programme also sensitises the Reading Club members to social reality beyond the school walls.

KV, Pattom, Principal S. Ajayakumar inaugurated the function on Thursday and presented the books to his Government UPS, Ulloor, counterpart V. Dharan.

Cultural programmes

After the function, the students of both schools got together to present skits, recite poems and sing songs. The KV students were then taken around the school grounds where they interacted with the students and staff of the Ulloor school.

Stationery items, sweets and toys were also given to the students of Ulloor school who number only 37 — just one of the many government schools in the State that is witnessing a decline in student strength.

Parent-Teacher Association president D. Prashobhithan, Mothers’ PTA president Sindhukumari and others were present.

Connecting through books: Members of the Readers’ Club, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom, with students of Government Upper Primary School, Ulloor.

Coordinator of the event and librarian of KV, Pattom, S.L. Faisal said that the readers’ club was planning to hold more such events in the coming months. Last year, they had gifted books to Government UPS, Palkulangara.

On Saturday, KV, Pattom, will observe National Library Week by organising the DEAR, Drop Everything And Read, programme when every single member of the school, as the name suggests, will abandon whatever they are preoccupied with and pick up a book or article to read.

Report courtesy: Kaavaya Pradeep Kumar, The Hindu

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International Bookmark Exchange Programme with Portugal

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Under the International Bookmark Exchange Programme organized by the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL), the Library at KV Pattom has exchanged bookmarks with E.B. 2,3 Mário de Sá Carneiro, Rua Eduardo Augusto Pinto, Portugal. The project was conducted in connection with the International School Library Month, 2014.

S. No. Name Class & Div
01 Hariraj Sreedhar IX D
02 Fiona Bhaskar X C
03 Archa S IX D
04 Amala A. V. IX B
05 Geethika S. IX D
06 Vajra K. B. IX D
07 Lekshmi Deyal VII D
08 Ananya B VI D
09 Sreelekshmi S. L. VII D
10 Sruthy S. VII D
11 Megha S. S. VII D
12 Surya S. VI D
13 Ayisha Salim XI B
14 Nicole IX D
15 Theertha Praveen VII D
16 Nandana A. S. XI B
17 Alifa Ayesha VIIID
18 Gouri B. X A

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Of gifting Books and getting Friends

Fift a Book & Get a Friend

The students of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom gifted books to the children of Govt. U. P. S. Ulloor and made them their friends, under the social responsibility initiative “Library-Social Connect”. The programme, “Gift a Book and Get a Friend” held on the other day, was aimed to provide students with better opportunities to know about the society at large and other learning systems in particular and to make friendship through reading and books.

The session was formally inaugurated by S.Ajayakumar, Principal, KV Pattom by presenting a set of books to Jose V. Dharan, Headmaster, Govt. U. P. S. Ulloor. Then the students of KV Pattom gifted books to the children of the host school. They were also presented with sweets, writing materials, cards and toys. The members of the Readers’ Club then presented songs, skit and poems to add colour to the occasion. The students together visited different corners of the school and interacted with teachers and other staff.

The 450 gifted books will be added to the library collection of the school where only 37 students from less privileged sections of the society are studying. The programme was also attended by Prashobhithan D., President, PTA and Sindhukumari, President Mothers’ PTA. Distribution of uniforms to students and the inauguration of School Water and Sanitation Club were also held at the function.

The library is planning more programmes under the ‘Library-Social Connect’ initiative to take the students to the society at large, informed S. L. Faisal, KV Pattom Librarian and also the coordinator of the event.

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CBSE invites application from Girl Students (Class XI/XII) under ‘Udaan’ to compete for admission at premier Engineering colleges

To address the teaching gap between school education and engineering entrance as also to enrich the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics at School level, the CBSE is launching, a project to provide free online resources to girl students of Class XI and Class XII for preparation of admission test for the premier engineering colleges in the country.

The special focus of project Udaan is to address the low enrollment ratio of girl students in these prestigious institutions and to enable girl students to receive special incentives and support so that they can join these institutions and go on to take leadership roles in the future.

The objective of this project is to enable girl students to soar to higher education from schools, and to eventually take various leadership roles in future.

The project aims at addressing the lower enrollment ratio of girl students in engineering colleges. The aim is also to enrich and enhance teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics at Senior Secondary level by providing free and online resources to everyone, with a focus on special

LAST DATE 27th October 2014

For more details please visit

http://cbseonline.nic.in/regn/index.html

Courtesy: CBSE

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Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.): The whole School Reading Challenge 2014

DEAR 2014

The Library at KV Pattom will  celebrate the National Library Week 2014 by making the whole school reading on 1st November 2014. The entire students and staff members of the school will devote themselves to read a book or anything of their interest by dropping all their routine works or activities during the fixed time period.

The activities will be photographed and the images will be published on the blog under the “caught reading” category.

Prizes will be presented to the readers in connection wit the programme.

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Gift a Book & Get a Friend 2014

GBGF

The popular Library-Social Connect Programme “Gift a Book and Get a Friend”, 2014 has been launched. Books as donations are invited from students and teachers. You may donate any book coming under children’s literature, comics, graphic novels, fiction, reference books (useful for secondary students) in good condition  to the Library. The name of the school, date and time will be announced shortly.

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KV Pattom to exchange Bookmarks with a School in Portugal under the International Bookmark Exchange Project 2014

ISLM 2014

Bookmarks created by the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom will be exchanged with  a school in Portugal under the International Bookmark Exchange Programme, organized by the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL),as part of International School Library Month (ISLM) 2014.

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