In the World of Literary Heroes17.02.2015
Miras International School, Astana has refuted stereotype that books are not in demand by today’s students.
On February 2, students were met with the words: “The book is a friend of the people!” and, “Nothing develops the mind like reading!” Literary heroes from movies and written works invited students into the world of books. Teachers of the Language and Literature Department and school librarians were dressed as their favorite literary characters, and there were a variety of displays in honor of the week, with the intention of highlighting reading and the literary world.
The picture exhibition, “My Favorite Work,” demonstrated again that Miras is a planet of readers. The opening day came to an end with an announcement promising an event-filled week, made by student council.
The second day of the week, February 3, began with the “Literary Duel” competition, between students of grade 9, and organized by the Russian Language and Literature teacher, Sadykova G.O. Guests and judges (Aizhan Amantayevna, Maygul Erkenovna, Altynai Bolatovna, Sherbet Seifullayevna, Nina Nikolayevna) appreciated the pithiness and interest of the event.
At the same time, the basics of work with books were mastered by friendly teams of grade 4 and grade 6 students under the guidance of the Geography teacher Zhamanbayeva M.A.
The final action of the day was the book exhibition of students’ and parents’ favorite books. This book drive was organized by the English teacher Ms. Joanne Ellison. Also students of L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University were attended in organization of exhibition.
On Open Door Day, February 4, parents and students of grade 10 met in a literary ring, titled Ever Living Classics. The parents’ team consisted of homeroom teachers also: Mukhamedzhanova M.E., Akhatova A.A. A pleasant surprise in the event was poetic tasks from teachers Tiyessova D.S., Tuyenbayeva A.K., Stepakina E.S., Rakisheva Sh. S. The literary ring went off in a warm and sincere atmosphere. Children made a sincere declaration that the teachers who teach the language of numbers, and the physical and chemical phenomena feel the beauty and force of words, and find in poetry a source of catharsis. A narrow victory was had by the student team.
Nobody was left indifferent by the interactive theater performance, “Other Measurement,” a symbol of unity and tolerance performed by a cast of special needs performers. Bravo, thespians!
Thursday, February 5. With the support of Kazakh language teachers (Mukhamedina R.N., Rassol D., Bolatova A.B.) in the form of conducting a round work table, titled “The Versatility of Akhmet Baytursynov’s Talent” students showed their intellectual and artistic abilities in this interesting event. Well done!
The most of active of school teachers, Kuznetsov A.V., did not stand aside. He devoted part of his “Intellectual Casino” game to “The World of Literary Heroes”.
On the final day, February 6, the whole school, including primary students, witnessed the flash mob performance, “In the Computer—News, In the Book—Life”. Children danced, and then read in silence.
The week finished with an assembly, wherein Mr. Peter Steadman presented the results of a survey conducted to determine students’ favorite books. The student’s favorite books are about Sherlock Holmes and works of N.V. Gogol, John Steinbeck.
Finally, there was a celebration of all participants of the week, including students, parents, and teachers. The most distinguished students were awarded with special badges. Everyone was in a cheerful mood. All participants were united as one, accentuating literature’s ability to give rise to fine feelings in people’s souls! Everyone must ask: can we risk losing the miracle that is the book?
Language and Literature Department and SS Librarians