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During the most awaited event, The English Literary Week, the students get all bright-eyed to unleash their creativity and put together their best work for the topics given.
Time and again, we’ve had the most ingenious topics for the event. It’s something like this: the creativity of the topic ideas is directly proportional to the passing of a year. To kickstart the event, the first in line were the eighth graders. They were given two activities:- ‘Cook It Up’ and ‘Tell a Puppet Tale’. In this simple yet challenging maneuver of ‘Cook It Up’, the students were given a genre of either horror, comedy or adventure and a picture using which they had to concoct a story and narrate it in the restricted time of five minutes. The time limit on forging the story only made it more thrilling and convivial. ‘Tell a Puppet Tale’ on the other hand, was a group activity. Here, the students had to pick a folk tale to bring life to their puppets.
The ninth graders had two pursuits too, one of which was the Black-out Poetry. In this individual activity, students were given an article cut out from a newspaper or a magazine. With this, the students had to blackout words in such a way that the words that remained fabricated a poem. A tough one, ain’t it? Well, you know what they say: the challenges you face help you discover quirks of yourself that you never knew existed. The other activity was a pair activity, where the students had to make a comic strip out of prose given to them from the all-time classic- Three Men in a Boat. This brought out the inner cartoonists in the students.
And finally, coming to the tenth graders, they had a group activity: – ‘The Editor’s Choice’. The students were required to collect snippets of the events and incidents that occurred in the school and make a front page of a newspaper with them. It seems like a sagacious way of getting wind of what’s happening in the school, right? Well, it probably is. There was also a pair activity that the tenth graders had: – The Found Poetry. In this activity, the students had to cut out words from a piece of the article given to them and hatch a poem with those words. The only twist: the poem had to be based on a picture that was displayed on the projector screen.
With so many activities and so many participants each with a different and unique exhibit, it’s an onerous task to choose the winners. But it’s not always about winning. It’s about discovering yourself. It’s about unleashing your unconventional and blue-sky ideas. And most importantly, it’s about enjoying yourself.

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