For Children

Workshop: Let’s Explore the Stone Age Tamil Nadu – Aug. 26, 2018

An exciting workshop on the Stone Age in and around Chennai! Sign up to learn the story of human evolution, make and use stone tools, dig a prehistoric site, learn all about fossils, and paint just like a prehistoric artist. Conducted by experts in Indian prehistory. Pre-registration is required. Last date for signing up: 24th August.

Please contact Dr. Kumar Akhilesh; Email:

Open to children between the ages of 7 to 15 years only.

Timings: Batch 1: 9.30-12.30 am and Batch 2: 2.30-4.30 pm.

No. of seats: 30 seats only per batch. Children may be accompanied by 2 adults.

Venue: Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, 4 School Road, Sholinaganallore, (Next to Mrs. Ellen Sharma Memorial Matriculation & Higher Secondary School).

Workshop: Knowing your library storytelling and narrative – Aug. 17, 2018

Inviting city schools to register their pupils in this workshop :

One of Chennai’s treasure trove ‘The Madras Literary Society’ Public Library in DPI complex, Nungambakkam is going to be the venue for a very interesting ‘Knowing your library storytelling and narrative workshop’ for children aged between 3 – 12 years.

Details of the workshop :

Resource person: Mrs.Srividhya V, Thirupurasundari Sevvel, Uma Maheshwari

Duration : 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Fees: Rs.385/- per child (with certificates )
Date: 17th August ‘ 2018
Seats available: 25 on first cum first served basis.

Outcomes :

1) They will know the history of the 200-year library
2) Basics of library
3) Importance of library
4) Small cataloguing exercise
5) Colouring exercise
6) Role play ( Being a librarian )

Chennai homeschoolers with the Nam veedu Nam oor Nam kadhai For registration Contact: +919444253532 /

Photowalk for children – Walk by the Village Road – Aug. 22, 2018

Yocee ( conducts its 10th annual Madras Day photowalk for children on Aug. 22, 2018.

From 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

In the not-so-distant past, Valluvarkottam High Road was called Village Road. For much of its length, it runs along the old village of Nungambakkam. Of that village, there is no trace until you come to a small Shiva temple with a large tank fronting it. Standing there, it is just about possible to imagine Nungambakkam’s rural past.

This Madras Week, we shall do a circular route from Valluvar Kottam and walk down Village road into the crowded, colourful and pretty ancient Nungambakkam Market and shoot all that is about this ‘village’ in the city.

Major Attractions :

1. Valluvar Kottam

2. Agatheeswarar Temple & the tank

3. Commercial Area’s of Nungambakkam

4. Independence Day Park


Meeting/Starting Point: Valluvar Kottam Main Entrance

The walk is led by N. Ramaswamy, Chennai Daily Photo & Chennai Photowalk
For children of 10 years and above. Parents can accompany, but kids do the clicking.
Bring your own camera (Any type). Carry your water bottle. Dress easy.
Free walk. Register with Revathi at 9840544629 (SMS / Whatsapp). Open only to first 25 registrations.

Heritage of Chennai – Multimedia Presentation Contest for city schools

Contest date: Aug. 21
Submissions close on Aug. 11

This contest is held in connection with MADRAS DAY 2018 (Aug. 22 is celebrated as Madras Day)
which celebrates our city. The contest encourages city school students to explore Chennai’s heritage and
present the topic given to you in multi-media form. This contest has been held for the past 15 years.


GUIDELINES: Choose a unique nature space in the city which has its own history – a wildlife region, a river,
an estuary, a lake, a scrub jungle, sand dunes. Study the natural scape, its character, its history and the
unique features of this place. Study its condition today. Take classy photos, make notes,
talk to people in the know.
Then, out it down in a snappy PowerPoint Presentation for the ‘live’ Contest

– The contest is open to school children studying in classes 8 to 12.
– A school can send only one team. Each team MUST have 3 members and all 3 members must take turns
to make this one presentation.

1. Ask your school teacher-adviser to seek the approval of your theme from the organisers.
E-mail to – – and get the okay from us BEFORE YOU START start work on the project.
2. We look for multi-media rich projects so make sure your project has all the features in it.
3. The PowerPoint presentation must have only key points and visuals. Not packed with info.
(On each slide, you must have a maximum of just 3 lines, each line 5 words only).
4. At the contest venue, your team of 3 students will take turns at the mike to present the project using the PP.
You can use your notes for reference as you speak. The presentation in PowerPoint on the approved theme will
have to be done by all the three participants. It can be done in English or in Thamizh or a mix!
5. The duration of the complete presentation – PowerPoint and Oral – should not exceed 10 minutes.
Participants should be prepared to answer on-the-spot questions from the judges.
6. The PowerPoint presentation NEED NOT BE submitted to the organizers. The team should retain a copy of your
project on a pen-drive or copy it to an electronic device and bring it to the venue of the contest. The organiser will
provide a PC and a projector at the venue to help you make your presentation.
7. Contest is open to first 20 teams to register on first-come-first-serve basis.
8. The contest will take place on Aug.21 from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm with a 30 mins. Lunch Break (you need to bring
your lunch!). Venue: Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz, Mylapore. (Report at 9 am to download your PP onto our PC)
9. The best THREE presentations will be awarded TROPHIES, gifts and certificates. All participants will be given
certificates. The prizes will be given at about 3.30 pm.
10. Prizes will be awarded based on quality of research / quality of visuals and points / presentation format and
answers to the questions posed by the judges.
This event is supported by Mylapore Times, the neighbourhood newspaper and South India National Association
(SINA), Luz.
There are over 100 events held for Madras Day/ Madras Week in August.
– Vincent D’ Souza
Co-ordinator / Team Madras Day