English Week at GD Goenka World School

The English week was observed from 12th to 14th of September, 2012with active participation by the IGCSE and IB students. The Inter-house competition on Wednesday displayed Scintillating Soliloquies and Magnetic Monologues by students who delivered their presentation with passion and enthusiasm. It was Cycas house which ruled over the rest followed by Nyssa house.

The vibrant Inter-house competition was followed by an equally forceful IGCSE Assembly. The audience was regaled by the “Turncoat “, a very exciting battle of wits in which the participants exhibited their debating skills. This was followed by “Reading Rocket” which was a novel contest which required skills of good pronunciation, punctuations and expression. The Assembly ended with a short enactment of a Scene from Merchant of Venice. It was an enthralling beginning of the English week.

The final program of the English Week, was ‘International Book Awards’. The main focus was on three awards: the Booker Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Pulitzer Award. The students of grade 12—namely, ApoorvaJalan, Calvin Paperwala, Utkarsh Jain and Dhruv Tikekar—under the supervision of Mrs. JyotiAhuja, put together a spectacular presentation of the awards, with Apoorva as the compere for the show and Utkarsh, Calvin and Dhruv enacting scenes from books that had won at least one of these awards. While Utkarsh chose to give the author’s perspective of issues that had been addressed in the book ‘The White Tiger’,by Aravind Adiga, Calvin and Dhruv chose to enact scenes from the novels, ‘The Sisters Brothers’, by Patrick Dewitt and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, by Harper Lee, respectively.