This post is late by a year since I have not been able to update the blog. I have been missing from the scene due to various reasons. But here’s what I was up to with my students in a new school.
“The greatest thing Harry Potter has given the world is the freedom to use our imagination” – Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah Winfrey has rightly described the gift that J.K. Rowling has gifted us all. No one knew that it would become a phenomenon. The Harry Potter series authored by the highly popular and loved J.K. Rowling is one of the most imaginative, magical and captivating stories ever written.
The children love these books and become voracious readers not just because it transports one to the enchanting world of Hogwarts, but also because it teaches us the life inspiring messages of love, friendship, family and courage. It has touched children all over the world. The strong characters have inspired many debates and issues making its readers widen their horizon and ponder over important matters.
So, the Senior Library in honor of the author’s 53rd birthday organized a small celebration of the same. The rotating board outside the library was designed accordingly. Various famous quotes from the books were displayed on the board followed by a planned list of activities for the event, ” Pottermania”. The event was also shared with the teachers through the WhatsApp group. The idea saw a stupendous response from both teachers and students. The event was conducted during the library classes from 25th July to 31st July.
The following activities were planned for the classes X-XII: Harry Potter quiz, Spells crossword, Word Search and Fakebook profile for Harry Potter characters. At the start of each library class, the event was announced and interested students were given the sheets. The classes were filled with excitement and enthusiasm as each student tried to outdo the other in completing the activities first. The activity was a success since we had students coming to do the activity if they missed their library class. The gleeful faces were a treat to see.
The fallout of the activity has been that the students who have not read the series came enquiring if we possess a copy of the same. It has helped generate interest in students towards books.