GIIS Whitefield Celebrates Literary Week: A Celebration of Written Word and Creative Expression


 Bangalore: The Global Indian International School (GIIS), Whitefield recently celebrated its annual Literary Week, which marks a week of literary celebration. The event was aimed at promoting the love for literature and creative expression among students from CBSE Grades 1st to 8th and CAIE grades 6th to 9th. The first day of the event began with an inaugural speech by author Ms. Menaka Raman, where she addressed the audience about the importance of literature culture, along with sharing many innovative and engaging techniques to express thoughts, ideas and stories.

The entire literary week was filled with engaging interactions and lectures including the Creative Writing Workshop led by Ms. Mansi Savant, a well-respected teacher around the world in many countries such as France, Italy, and Switzerland. In this workshop, she guided students on the importance of creative writing in communication and also shared many writing techniques.

One of the unique features of Literary Week was the opportunity for the students to rent books from the school library for 3 days by paying the book’s MRP. Many students and parents were seen involved. The students also got the opportunity to explore the main highlight of the week- “Figurative Language Techniques and Imagery Techniques”. This was promoted to enhance their ability to express themselves and also left a lasting impression leaving behind invaluable skills for communication and creative writing.

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Praising the event, Manoj Kumar Tiwari, Principal of Global Indian International School, Whitefield, Bangalore said, “The Literary Week at GIIS Whitefield is a testament to our commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals. It provides a platform for students to showcase their talents, fosters creativity, and strengthens critical thinking skills. The success of the literary week lies not only in the quality of the events and activities, but also in the passion and participation of our students, staff and community. Together, we can ignite a love of literature and inspire a lifelong pursuit of knowledge and creativity.”

The Literary Week had a diverse range of activities that catered to the interests of all the students. The schedule for the week included various activities such as the Character Dress-Up Parade, a dose of fun to enhance the learning experience; where many students were seen dressed up as their favourite literary character. Pick and Speak was another such activity where students were engaged with the aim to boost the confidence in public speaking and improve vocabulary and English fluency.

The activities were scheduled at different times to ensure that all students could participate in the activities. Apart from these activities, Literary Week also conducted interaction round with renowned authors Menaka Raman, Reshma Bachwani, and Divya Anand. These authors have shared their experiences and writing journeys, inspiring young writers to embark on their own literary adventures.

The Literary week was in line with GIIS’s vision of promoting holistic education and nurturing well-rounded individuals. The school expressed gratitude to the parents for their support and encouraged students to participate wholeheartedly. The event not only kindled a passion for reading and writing but also created lasting memories for students, leaving an indelible mark on their educational journey.

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About Global Indian International School

Global Indian International School (GIIS) is part of a global network of premier international schools under the umbrella of Global Schools Foundation which has won over 500 awards for providing quality education. GIIS operates in 11 countries, with 64 campuses in Singapore, India, Japan, UK, Thailand, Malaysia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, Philippines and South Korea. Founded in 2002 in Singapore, GIIS offers a range of International and Indian curricula for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. These include the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), Cambridge IGCSE, IB Primary Years Programme, IB Middle Years Programme, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Global Montessori Plus programme.

 GIIS’ mission is to nurture young minds into global leaders and innovators of tomorrow through a skill-based approach to education.  This approach, called the 9 GEMS methodology, balances excellence in academics with sports, performing arts, entrepreneurship and character development. It has been recognised worldwide for high standards of governance and established academic criteria.

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