Students Turn Authors At TAS, Pune, Host Book Publishing Festival

Students of The Academy School (TAS), Pune, hosted a Children’s Book Publishing Festival wherein students from Nursery to Grade V conceptualised, created, and authored their own books on a variety of subjects. The activity is a part of the school’s experiential learning and was designed to nurture creativity and tap their cognitive skills.

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The festival, which is a brainchild of Dr. Maithili Tambe, CEO of The Academy School (TAS) included creations from illustrations to imaginative storybooks and educational resources to embellished books. Tambe said the students were given complete autonomy and freedom to make their creations and tap their imagination.

“From conceptualization to execution, students took charge of every aspect of the book-making process. Through hands-on experience, they discovered the joy of storytelling, the thrill of discovery, and the satisfaction of seeing their ideas come to life in tangible form. They also shared their creations with their peers, teachers, and families, through which they can get a sense of accomplishment. The whole point is to fuel their motivation to explore new avenues of learning and expression,” Tambe added.

According to Tambe, the activity will help students develop skills early in their lives and help them get a better idea of their future plans. It will also help students increase their imagination and interest in activities beyond the conventional idea of education.

The students researched their subjects and tried to decipher concepts through engaging content in terms of illustrations or simple language. Moreover, students also laid their hands on scissors, glue, and boundless creativity, and transformed ordinary materials into works of art. They also made decorative covers for their books.