Virtual Readathon Day-Std. I to IV
-Ms. Nerissa D’Britto

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”- Margaret Fuller
To inculcate the habit of reading in our future leaders, Readathon Day was celebrated in Don Bosco Primary School on 14th October, 2020 through the Google Meet platform. Though it was virtually celebrated, our teachers had put in their efforts to do the best on this day. “A child who reads will be an adult who thinks,” so goes the saying. The activity conducted not only urged our students to read books but it was also a fun loving activity where they showed their artistic talent.
Our Head Teacher, Mrs. Griselda Fernandes along with the teachers in charge had meticulously planned this special activity to inculcate the habit of reading in the young minds. Interesting stories like The Magic Paintbrush, The Little Lie and Galaxy were narrated to the students. Informative power point presentation on importance of reading and Important W’s of story writing was elucidated in a detailed manner by the teachers. Worksheets were assigned to the students to make this activity more meaningful.
Young Boscoites were instructed to prepare a booklet wherein they wrote a story on their own and they also prepared a bookmark. As it is rightly said, “Good readers make best writers!” This activity assisted in enhancing their imagination and writing skills. It was a novel experience for the little writers to write a story of their own. The bookmark that was prepared by our students will be very useful to them when they would read any book. Reading is not only important for good vocabulary but also for the all round development. Through this session, we teachers not only inculcated the values of reading but also empowered our children to read more and more.
As said by Walt Disney, “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” The real treasure lies in books. The more you read the more knowledge you get. We assure that our children will gain more knowledge as their treasure during the lockdown period and will continue to do so in the future.
As it is said by Mark Twain “The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.” Accepting the fact, Master Rithvik Shenoy, student of 3 C said, “We learnt the importance of reading, and also understood that every book gives you an opportunity to learn new things and explore new ideas. Reading makes you smarter and has a great impact on your personality. I would like to thank my Head Teacher and our teachers for organizing this day.” It was a fun filled and informative activity.

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