MGM Brings Chrac­ters To Life

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Ma­hatma Gandhi Me­mo­rial (MGM) Pri­mary School stu­dents had a blast bring­ing their favourite story book char­ac­ters story books to life. On Fri­day, the school ended the week­long Li­brary week and Sui­cide Preven­tion cam­paign with a char­ac­ter pa­rade. Head teacher Chan­dra Ku­mar said: “The stu­dents took a lot of in­ter­est in show­ing their love for books and it was just mes­meris­ing to see es­pe­cially when tech­nol­ogy has taken over the ma­jor­ity of our time.

“I am glad to see that these stu­dents know and un­der­stand the im­por­tance of books,” Mrs Ku­mar said.

Year 8 stu­dent, Shavlin Singh, 14, said: “We are given books to learn to read and write and that’s why we cel­e­brate the Li­brary Week to re­mind us how im­por­tant books are in our lives. “We have li­braries in our school and it gives us a chance to go, pick up a book that catches our eyes and read. “The more we read, the more we learn and the smarter we get,” Shalvin said. Dur­ing Sui­cide Preven­tion Week, Mrs Ku­mar said: “As teach­ers, we ed­u­cate our stu­dents about safety and se­cu­rity, but it also de­pends on the par­ents to teach their chil­dren about sui­cide. “We urge the par­ents to help us fight and cre­ate aware­ness against sui­cides amongst stu­dents. “Ev­ery life is im­por­tant and we want to make our chil­dren’s lives bet­ter,” Mrs Ku­mar said.

MGM Pri­mary School stu­dents dressed in dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters yes­ter­day.

Photo: Litia Cava

Chil­dren and par­ents march along the Nadi Main street to mark the close of the Li­brary week.

Photo: Litia Cava

Stu­dent dressed in his favourite char­ac­ter suit march­ing to of­fi­cially close the Na­tional Li­brary week in Nadi on Fri­day.

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