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The Tyques partners with Scholastic India for a National Online Shakespeare challenge for schools

Updated: Aug 16, 2016 18:21 IST
New Delhi, Aug.16 (ANI-Newsvoir): The Tyques, an online community for students in Classes 6-10 has partnered with Scholastic India to bring to schools The Shakespeare Challenge.

Starting this August, school teams of students in the age group of 10-16 years can participate in this competition from their school premises yet compete against the best nationally due to online platform.

An eminent jury comprising practicing professionals and academic leaders would judge the entries. Noted theatre and film actor,Swaroopa Ghosh, award-winning documentary film-maker, Rajesh Jala, veteran academician, Meenakshi Bana and Anukta Ghosh, Associate Editor at Scholastic India, would comprise the jury for this competition.

"In a first of its kind offering, the competition will be judged on the basis of 21st century interdisciplinary skills straddling the English language, theatre and visual grammar," says Shalini S. Dagar, founder, The Tyques.

Scholastic India has fostered the habit of reading among children since its inception. Simultaneously, the organization has encouraged expression of thought. The same is carried forward while partnering with The Tyques for the Shakespeare Challenge - a competition that encourages genuine learning. "Such activities stimulate imagination and creativity in a student's mind, and helps perpetuate and inculcate a reading habit. Scholastic India is happy to partner with The Tyques in this new venture," says Shantanu Duttagupta, Head of Marketing, Scholastic India.

Given the goals of providing useful feedback to students and making sure that students all across India have access to a common competition, there is a nominal participation fee of Rs.599 per team for the contest. (ANI-Newsvoir)