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The Daily Star-Robi English Fair

Kids from six more schools learn amid fun and games

Prize winners of different events at yesterday's English language fair at Shibganj Model Government Boys' High School flash V-sign.Photo: STAR

Students of six schools in Chapainawabganj and Khulna districts yesterday took part in the English language fairs held under English in Schools (EIS) programme, a joint initiative of The Daily Star and mobile operator Robi.

Adcom Ltd is the creative and event partner of the English language fairs.

Shamim Ahsan, headmaster of Shibganj Model Government High School in Shibganj municipality under Shibganj upazila, inaugurated the English language fair at the school auditorium at around 10:30am, reports our Chapainawabganj correspondent.

Around 600 students of Shibganj Model Government High School and Shibganj High School participated in the programme.

The event started with screening of globally renowned movie The Lion King, followed by students' participation in spot quiz, vocabulary test, one-word question and quick questions -- all based on the movie. Selected students also took part in extempore speech on different topics and role-play.

Headmaster Shamim Ahsan distributed prizes among the 18 winners of different programmes at the end of the programme.

Over 450 students of Rohonpur AB Government High School of Rohonpur municipality and Choudala High School in Gomostapur upazila of Chapainawabganj district joined the English language fair at AB Government High School auditorium at around 11:30am.

Mohammad Mainul Haque, headmaster of Rohonpur AB Government High School inaugurated the fair.

He later distributed prizes among the 18 winners of different events at the programme.

Our Staff Correspondent reports from Khulna: Over 400 students of Paikgachha Government Girls' High School and Paikgachha Government Boys' High school in the district took part in the English language fair held at the girls' school yesterday.

Inaugurating the fair, Suraiya Yasmin Dolly, headmaster of the girls' school, expressed hope that The Daily Star and Robi will continue organising such programmes in future to encourage students to enrich their knowledge of English language.

The fair included screening of The Lion King, quizzes on vocabulary, extempore speech, one-word questions and role play.

Eighteen students won different competitions as per judgement of a panel of three English teachers of the two schools. Later, prizes were distributed among the winners.

Aiming to promote English language learning among school students across the country, The Daily Star in cooperation with Robi undertook English in Schools programme in 2009.

Under the initiative, each of one thousand schools selected from 64 districts of the country receives three complimentary copies of The Daily Star five days a week.

The ongoing English language fairs at different schools across the country are being held in coordination with the education ministry as part of the three-year-long programme.

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