Literature and Drama Club

Dramatic Discourse: Seniors Enlighten Juniors on Theatrical Elements

January 20 to 24, 2024

Senior students from the Literature and Drama Club of grade 9 were invited to deliver guest lectures in grade 6, 7 and 8. They used a PowerPoint presentation to elucidate various elements of drama, including characters, setting, script and direction. Additionally, they shed light on the renowned playwright William Shakespeare and his works. Engaging their juniors, the seniors performed enactments from plays such as ‘The Canterville Ghost,’ ‘The Red Headed League,’ and ‘Guilty.’ This interaction served as a platform for both learning and skill refinement.

My School Loves to Read Campaign

September 2023

To promote a joyful reading culture for children by ensuring availability of age-appropriate reading books, students of Literature and Drama Club organized a campaign for the students of grade 6 to 8 under the Scholastic Internship Programme. In order to boost their spirits, variety of activities such as Book Talks, Creative Reading, Interviews with students and teachers, displaying posters were conducted. The students also involved parents to take an initiative to guide their children to read when at home and pay attention to how they are faring by circulating a survey link of Google Form.

Through this campaign, the students of the Literature and Drama Club were able to develop a wide range of skills that would benefit them both academically and personally. First and foremost, the campaign fostered the ability to independently read and analyze books, enhancing their critical thinking abilities. Additionally, students improved their vocabulary through extensive reading and developed the capacity to express themselves effectively both verbally and in writing. Moreover, this campaign aimed to instill a love for reading, encouraging students to become life-long readers. By promoting the importance of literature, the campaign sought to create a community of avid readers who could continuously expand their knowledge and explore new worlds through books.

In terms of practical skills, the participating students gained experience in event planning and execution. They learned how to organize and execute successful literary events, enhancing their leadership abilities and teamwork skills. This hands-on experience not only provided valuable insights into event management but also fostered creativity and innovation among the students.

Overall, this campaign served as a comprehensive learning opportunity for the students of the Literature and Drama Club, allowing them to develop essential skills such as critical thinking, reading independently, effective expression, vocabulary enrichment, and event planning and execution.

‘Meraki’, Inter Choithram Literary Event

August 26, 2023

“Literature is the safe and traditional vehicle through which we learn about the world and pass on values from one generation to the next.” Choithram School hosted ‘Meraki’, Inter Choithram Literary Event on August 26, 2023. The event was organised to unmask the talent and manifest the capabilities of young authors. The event was graced by four prestigious schools of Choithram Trust – Thirathbai Kalachand School, Choithtam North Campus, Choithram School and Choithram International. The programme commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest of the event Dr. Vasudha Gadgil, a litterateur of Marathi and Hindi language.

The students added radiance to the fest through Character Parade. The narrative prowess of the scholars grabbed the attention through Dramatic Monologue. The students were eloquent and expressive while narrating Anecdotes. The participants captivated the audiences with their magnificent performance when they presented themselves in different attire and delivered the dialogues to conduct ‘Meet the Author’. Students of Literature and Drama Club students exhibited their talent by reciting their own poems. A Quiz was organised to make the event more sparkling. The efforts, expression and feelings of the contributors made the event incredible.

Students View a Recording of a Webinar on the Occasion of National Youth Day

January 28, 2023

Class IX and X students of the Literature and Drama Club viewed a recording of the webinar on ‘Swami Vivekanand’s Teachings: Relevance for Today’s Students’ organised by CBSE on the occasion of National Youth Day on January 28, 2023. The speaker Mr. Dhananjay Singh, Professor at Centre for Language, Literature and Culture Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi briefed about Swami Vivekanand’s early life. He elaborated Swamiji’s message of universal brotherhood and self-awakening especially in the current backdrop of widespread turmoil around the world. Thereafter, students shared their understanding of the webinar.

Bidding Goodbye to 2022

December 31, 2022

A special class presentation was arranged during the morning assembly to bid goodbye to 2022. Students of the club presented a short but impressive presentation to signify that the year has ended and the time has come to give a meaningful farewell to the year which in disguise is a blessings to the students with a new hope. The ghost of New Year illustrated the importance of celebration and the need to be cheerful .The presentation conveyed to honour the past, and provide closure to move on to the next year The audience learnt to pay attention to the moment and create an intention of goodwill in the heart to make it a blessing.

Visit to The Great Indian Book Tour

December 14, 2022

12 students of classes IX and Xof the club witnessed ‘The Great Indian Book Tour’ organised by Acropolis Institute of Management Studies and Research, Indore on December 14, 2022 wherein they attended sessions taken by authors and visited the Book Fair. The students interacted with the eminent writer Mr. Sanjay Chandra during the discussion of his book ‘The Gymnast.’ They were thrilled to meet another distinguished writer Mr. Roshan Raj Mehta during the session about his book ‘Lost Chirp of the Morning Sparrow’. The writers were overwhelmed by the inquisitiveness of the students. Chain Story Activity was the most congenial activity attended by the students. The book fair served as a treat to them.

Orientation Session

November 5, 2022

Orientation Session of Drama and Literature Club was held on November 5, 2022 wherein 20 students of classes IX and X were briefed about the learning objectives of the club as well as the activities to be taken during the month through a power point presentation. MariyaSabunwala and JasveenPunia of class X, who initiated formation of the club conducted the session with icebreaking activities. The students presented their self-written poems.