The Book Box Project in Jaffna
Friday 24 July 2015 12:00
British Council Jaffna

The British Council has introduced a project that will excite school children about reading. The Book Box project aims to foster a love of books in kids. It supports the development of literacy and improves their reading skills as well.

Age Range:

8 - 11 year olds


Rs. 200 per child, the co-ordinating teacher gets a free library membership if they get us 10 new library members.

What is the project?

British Council provides a box of about 75 books (enough for 50 kids) for 6 weeks. A teacher in the school manages the box of books, issues books to students and records them on the record sheet provided. The pupils should read a book a week.

At the end of Week 3, British Council will hold a free “Book Review” workshop for children participating in the Book Box project. All students will receive a notebook and branded pen at the end of the workshop.

The workshop will be held on a Saturday at the British Council.

Students write and submit a review in Week 4 of the book they read in Week 3. The same happens in Weeks 5 and 6.

At the end of the six weeks, there is an awards ceremony and participants receive a certificate.

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