The 2nd BOOKBRIDGE Library competition of Bandarawela learning center concluded with building strong network within the community.
The 2nd Annual Library Competition of BOOKBRIDGE Skills Learning Centre Bandarawela was held in May and June, 2018. This year, the competition was organized among the private schools of the province. Around 200 students from 5 schools participated under various age groups.
The BOOKBRIDGE library competition is an annual event and organized to mark the learning center’s birthday. The event is fully funded by the BOOKBRIDGE Quality Fund. Reading, drawing, storytelling, hand writing and dictation competitions were arranged among 3 age groups; Age 8-10, 11-13 and 14-16.
The 1st BOOKBRIDGE Library competition was held in 2017 among state schools. 16 schools participated in this competition. This year, the event was organized for the private schools. The first round of the competition was conducted as a school level competition at the learning center from May 23rd to 27th. Each school brought 50 participants for all the age groups and categories.
Sujitha Miranda, Community Hero, assistant Satheesh and fellows Abel and Harshana conducted all the competitions with the support of the “Find Yourself” course students. The first three place winners were selected for the final round; inter-school competitions. The inter-school final round competitions were held on June 12th with the participation of 85 selected students. These rounds were very challenging for the judges since all the students tried their best to emerge a prize.
This year, the learning center staff and team members planned to have the award ceremony in a different angle. The entire team wrapped the gifts and prepared the certificates. Then they began a journey to visit the schools to handover the gifts. During this journey, the team had the chance to witness all the school activities and have some fruitful conversations with the school administrators.
The 2nd BOOKBRIDGE library competition concluded with many experiences and pave the path to build a successful network in the community of Bandarawela.