Preserving the Culture of Literature Through International Literacy Festival (LitFest) 2013
As an international school implementing the International Baccalaureate [IB] programmes, BINUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Simprug delivers both academic and non-academic activities fun of literature. Aimed at preserving works of literature, BINUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Simprug held International Literacy Festival (LitFest) 2013 on Friday, November 1 in the Multi Purpose Hall, BINUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Simprug.
With all students participating, International Literacy Festival (LitFest) 2013 carried the theme focused on Greek and Egyptian mythologies, both giving big contributions in the world literature. This annual activity included not only activities of reading and writing essays in class, but also allowing students to dress in various characters that mirror the era of Greek and Egyptian mythologies. In addition, the students wearing the ancient Greek and Egyptiancostumes were also required to know the backgrounds of the knowledge that reflect from their costumes. This way the students can get the most enjoyment of what the literature world has to offer.
The event got merrier when students and teachers staged performances, from live music to the interesting Fun House. Through Fun House, visitors were encouraged to interact with each other in a Greek and Egyptian mythologies setting. Aside from games and attractions, the event also played a movie featuring a mythological story from Habitat for Humanity, and held a food bazaar presented by a student committee called Student Lounge.
“This literacy festival is held so that young generations can respect and preserve works of world literature,” said Atilla Agus Salim, Grade 11 student and Marketing Representative of Literature Festival 2013, BINUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Simprug.