SAI International School in association with the Cambridge University Press, UK has initiated a reading and language enhancement program in 2018 to develop the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of the students. It is a library activity that allows every student to read at least five books in a month and write a book review after reading each of the books.
The five weeks language enhancement program of SAI International School, the ‘SAI Cambridge Reading Quest’, started on Thursday, August 3, 2018 for students from Class I to IX. An orientation was organised to brief the participating students about the five-weeks program where every student needs to read at least five books in a span of five weeks and write a book review. During the orientation, students were guided on how to write a book review on each book read.
The program culminated with a workshop on Thursday, September 29, 2018. The enrolled students participated in three different workshops spread over a period of two days. It was conducted by Shri KVVS Murty and Ms. Rajeswari YSR, expert trainers from the Cambridge University Press, Hyderabad. Several activities were conducted on listening, reading comprehension, story writing, speaking skills, character sketch, book review writing, vocabulary games based on reading and listening of texts etc., to develop the language skills of students.
The certificate award ceremony of the SAI-Cambridge Reading Quest 2018 was held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in the Sushila Devi Auditorium. Ms. Preeti Hingorani, Vice President, Brand and PR, Cambridge University Press gave away the Certificates of Appreciation to the enrolled students from Classes I to IX.
On the occasion, Ms. Hingorani spoke on the importance of book reading and advised the students to read books every day in order to become more creative and knowledgeable. She appreciated the Principal and Teachers of SAI International School for being a valued partner of Cambridge by helping students develop their language skills, foster a love for book reading among the students and inspire them to get into the world of words.
Speaking on the occasion Principal Shri Harish Sanduja said that when one reads a story book, the imagination runs along with the story, which helps in not only stimulating the imagination but also expanding one’s understanding of the world, apart from enriching the vocabulary.