The plans were unveiled by The Hindu In School team at a gathering of school principals, teachers and correspondents in the city on Friday. More than 125 schools participated in the event.

Schools subscribing to The Hindu In School have much to look forward to this academic year with a slew of innovative features, programmes and contests.

The plans were unveiled by The Hindu In School team at a gathering of school principals, teachers and correspondents in the city on Friday. More than 125 schools participated in the event.

Chief guest J. Radhakrishnan, secretary, health and family welfare, stressed the importance of inculcating newspaper-reading habit among schoolchildren to improve their general awareness and knowledge.

The Hindu In School was launched in April 2012 as an attempt to serve as a useful educational tool for classrooms across 2,500 schools in the country.

Concerns about the subscription fee were addressed by assuring the school representatives of several value-additions. Some of them include Miracle Maker, an interpersonal skills training programme for teachers; Catalyst, a science quiz; a Newspaper Collage Week for readers to engage with newspapers more purposefully and creatively; a speed reading contest; and a young journalists’ meet.

Vidyashankar, founder and CEO of Only Success Learning Technologies, which The Hindu has tied up with for executing the newspaper-in-education programme, also interacted with the gathering.

Schools that wish to sample the edition can send a request to sales@thehindu.co.in seeking free copies for a week.