“A child who reads, will be an adult who thinks”
Initiating and following a structured reading programme, to inculcate in our students a love for reading has always been a point of focus at The Universal School. However, we feel that the students need to read more rigorously not only at school but also at home and hence this academic year, we have launched two more programmes that will benefit the students and improve their reading skills further.
We are delighted to announce the launch of The Leading Reading Schools of India Awards (LRSIA) 2016, which offers students a unique opportunity to be the judge and review books by acclaimed authors. Through this programme, children will become critical thinkers by digging into a book and analysing the characters, settings, plot and other story elements. From solving problems in class assignments to facing real world situations, critical thinking is a valuable skill for students to master. (Detailed circular to follow)
The school along with the British Council brings to you an innovative programme for the development of reading of the child called the Reading Challenge. The Reading Challenge is conceptualised by the Reading Agency in UK in collaboration with the BBC and the Arts Council of England. It is an interactive experience for the children that not only involves reading books but also engages them with a series of workshops and activities.
Apart from both of these new programmes the structured reading programme will continue at school so that students read on a regular basis. According to this programme, Grades 1 to 3 have a daily reading and story time session and Grades 4 to 8 follow a weekly reading period wherein the English readers are read and discussed in the class.
We urge you to motivate your wards because it is aptly said, ‘You are what you read’