Quiz champions

A quiz programme was conducted at the Madurai Nadar Uravinmurai Jayaraj Annapackiam Matriculation Higher Secondary School on October 24 to mark the United Nations Day.

Students of Lady Doak College and Mahatma Schools won the written quiz competition in their respective categories. R. Rajini Beulah, a ninth standard student of MNU Jayaraj Nadar Matriculation Higher Secondary School, won the first prize in the quiz. Prizes were distributed to the winners by V. Sakunthala, Principal (in charge).

Cultural competitions

Gita Natanagopala Nayaki Mandir conducted music, oratorical and essay competitions on November 3 in which students from various schools participated. The competitions were held at Sriman Nayakiyar Vidya Mandir Matriculation School. K. K. Surendranath, president, presided over the inaugural function.

Eye camp held

In commemoration of World Sight Day, Palayampatti Nadar Uravinmurai A. Sankaranarayana Nadar Matriculation School conducted a free eye screening camp for children and their parents recently. Over 345 children and 75 parents were screened at the camp by medical and para-medical personnel from Vasan Eye Care Hospital. J. Nagasankar, general secretary, Palayampatti Nadar Uravinmurai, presided over the inaugural session.

Fun with accents

Students of class IX of Adhyapana School (CBSE) enacted an English play based on the series, ‘Mind Your Language,' recently. It was replete with humour as students enunciated the way people speak English in various parts of the world, with their unique accents . Dean Visesh Aiyer and Principal Aruna M. Visvessvar addressed the students.

Communication skills

The English Literary Association of Muthuthevar Mukkulathore Higher Secondary School was inaugurated on November 4 by M. R. Chandran of Saraswathi Narayanan College. K. Singaraja Durai Pandian welcomed the gathering. In his talk on ‘Innovative steps in improving communicative skills,' Prof. Chandran asked the students to read English newspapers regularly. Students from sixth to twelfth standards, including both Tamil and English medium classes, participated in elocution, recitation, group discussion, language quiz, poetry criticism and drama. Prizes were given away by the chief guest to top scorers of English in the quarterly examination. S. Manikanda Prabhu proposed a vote of thanks.