The celebration of the Infant School Book Week at Colombo International School [CIS] was held on 3rd October 2011 at the CIS auditorium.
The Infant book week was organized by the Infant section at CIS as a unique part of the school curriculum where the children are encouraged to celebrate books and the gift of reading.
It is a novel way of showing the children the beautiful and adventurous road that lies in reading and making them start taking steps towards a great journey of exploration.
At the event the students performed parts of their favourite fairytales and stories and it was fun and heartwarming to see the little ones having the time of their lives dressed up in various costumes and performing songs and dances on the stage. All the activities were book related and aimed at raising the interest of the children in reading from a young age.
Throughout the 'School Book Week', the students from each class participated in competitions held at class level.
The younger students were encouraged to express their thoughts during story time and illustrate them freely enabling them to be use their imaginations and be creative. The older students were assigned to read a story book and summarize it by rewriting it in their own words while identifying the main parts of a story.
The book week concluded with the presentation of awards and certificates, encouraging the students for their hard work. Every student was presented with a participation certificate.
It was a great experience to see CIS promoting reading which is a difficult achievement in this digital age. Children should be given the chance to explore the wonders of books by themselves which would one day make them become more in tune with nature and the values as human beings. We applaud CIS's effort in making a positive change for the betterment of tomorrow's generation.