The International Library Week was observed with a plethora of activities undertaken by both the teaching and student fraternity of OOB. The entire school cutting across grades and departments participated in full fervour to make the week eventful and productive.
The highlights of the week included, the creation of colourful, innovative book-worm pointers; creative writing by students on topics connected with books and their role in shaping our lives; lively ‘Read-Aloud’ sessions by members of SMT; ‘Read-To’ sessions by students to SMT in a role reversal; cross-word puzzles on books and their authors; Book-Café’s in English, Hindi and Arabic; story-telling; story-making and a dumb charades session involving parents and students.
The grand finale of the Library Week - DEAR (drop everything and read) session of 25 minutes, was held on the 18thNovember.
Summing up, with the wholehearted support of the SMT and teachers, the Library Week saw renewed enthusiasm among students and teachers to cultivate the leisure of mind to read books--a practice fast fading away, given the pressures of a work-a-day world. It helped reinforce the commitment to serious reading as an essential sine qua non of a teacher’s and student’s life.