Newspaper collage week, spelling and reading contests and a science quiz are some of the activities that schools will be offered along with The Hindu in School
School students in Kozhikode who are readers of The Hindu In School have exciting days ahead with the introduction this year of new features and contests. The initiatives were presented to principals and teachers from various schools in the district here on Tuesday.
The value-added programmes introduced include the newspaper collage week, which will be a platform for students to engage with newspapers more purposefully and creatively. A spelling contest to improve students’ vocabulary and memory skills, a speed reading contest and a science quiz are also part of the package offered for readers this year.
D. Rajkumar, Regional General Manager, Business Development, Alternative Channels, The Hindu , said the school edition of the newspaper marks a shift from being just a newspaper to an educational tool.
Prakash Ramamurthi, Chief Sub-editor of The Hindu In School , said news reports are customised to the needs of school students.
In the interactive session that followed, the heads of various institutions offered their suggestions to engage young readers. Principals of about 60 schools participated in the programme.
Zaik, Principal of the Government Higher Secondary School in Chorode, said that the school has been subscribing to The Hindu for 12 years and had begun subscribing to the school edition recently. He suggested that the editorial column be carried regularly.
Hansa Jayanth, Principal of Sri Gujarati Vidyalaya, said that a regular column by a counsellor who can respond to students’ queries about issues troubling them would be a welcome addition.
Another popular suggestion was the inclusion of the Young World supplement with the school edition.
The Hindu In School is priced at Rs.3 per copy. It would be supplied free of cost for a week for schools that have not subscribed to the paper so far. Schools in Kozhikode district can email email@example.com or call (0495) 2762201 and ask for the Circulation Department.
Report of events conducted in schools can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org for the “school notes” column.