New Delhi, May 5, 2014: ‘Epiphany 2014’ was the culmination of a variety of learning interactive sessions to celebrate ‘English Day’ which began with a special assembly. Students from classes VI-VIII brought alive the magic of Charles Dickens’ iconic character, Oliver, to life by staging an excerpt titled ‘Oliver with a Twist’. Riddhima Sobti of Class XI C presented a speech on the ‘Importance of English Today’ bringing out the importance of English as the Lingua Franca.
The students actively participated in a number of activities. ‘What’s the Good Word?’ tested the vocabulary of Class VI students in an audio-visual format. The students of Class VII participated in a face-off between the antagonists and the protagonists from various plays of Shakespeare.
Class VIII students participated in the competition ‘Book Hunt’ where their knowledge of popular books and their authors was put to test. Two interactive workshops were organised for students of classes IX & X on the topics – ‘Public Speaking’ & ‘Effective Communication’ respectively.
The resource person, Ms. Jamila Khan, from The Times of India kept the students engrossed in a lively interaction and gave them meaningful tips to groom a strong personality. Students of Class X presented their aesthetic skills coupled with their knowledge of literature by participating in a Display Board Competition titled ‘Discovering the Bard’ – a tribute to William Shakespeare on his 450th birth anniversary. Students of Class XI put their oratory skills to test by participating in an elocution competition titled ‘Straight from the Heart’.
The day gave an opportunity to the students to appreciate the wealth of English language and its pivotal place in our world.