“Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man”, said Francis Bacon and this fact cannot be denied. Reading helps expand one’s horizon, keeps the mind young and sharp, helps improve concentration and focus on one single thing and be fully present in it, while fostering creativity and understanding. CPS Global School, Thirumazhisai leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of holistic development of the students, stretching even beyond its boundaries.
Thus, the collaboration with Lake View Learning and Development Centre(an institution cateringto children through innovative pedagogy) by being part of their Reading Club, ReadForte’s one year anniversary celebrations in its endeavourto promote reading habits and share the joy of reading. Read Forte completed 365 days on 28th June and in their 36.5-hour marathon celebration invited students from CAIE 8 and IGCSE Yr 1 to present a skit to an august gathering of multiple schools, professionals from various fields and rotary clubs across the world.
The skit, titled ‘Count your Blessings’was an effort to inculcate ‘empathy’, a value very important for the current generation which seems to have decreased drastically over the years. It represents a shift in the attitude of the youth, perhaps indicating that we need to overcome our desensitisationabout social matters due to biased media coverage and perhaps also the unwillingness on our parts to commit to issues outside our immediate purview. It was artfully conveyed by the young talented students through dance, song within the skit.
The other highlight of the event was the ‘Youth Anthem’ of CPS Global School- “Things will Change”– a promise of a better tomorrow, adding optimistic colours and rejuvenating hope of a better future. The song sung by our talented vocalists accompanied by the wonderful ensemble of instrumentalists rekindling the lost hopes and aspirations of the youth in the current pandemic era was greatly appreciated by the audience. the entire session aimed at spreading positivity and hope and reignite the hopes of a beautiful and fruitful 2021.
However, the show stopper was the felicitation of our ELP graduate, Kiara Kaur who has carved a niche for herself as a super reader in the Asia Book of Records by reading a whopping 36 books in 105 minutes at the tender age of 4 years. She was honoured by Read Forte, the perfect platform for encouraging youngsters to inculcate the habit of reading in this age of multifarious distractions. And our little wonder girl motivated the audience with her acceptance speech wherein she said that reading galvanised her confidence at this age itself!
The program slot for CPS Global School, Thirumazhisai ended on a high note with these heartening testimonials from the audience: