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Maksam’s Young Author Project a Success

[1]The highlight of the school year at MAKSAM [2] [2]was the culmination of our “Young Authors” project.  During the course of the year, the pupils were introduced to well-known Israeli children’s authors, and learned about their work and their style of writing.  At the end of the project, each pupil composed and wrote their own children’s story in the style of the writer with whom they most identified.  The pupils illustrated and printed their stories and “published” them in the form of a booklet, which were proudly displayed at an exhibition at the MAKSAM centers, to which their parents and guests were invited, on the last day of term.

We celebrated the end of the school year in June, with our traditional “trip to the theater” when all the MAKSAM pupils enjoyed a performance by the Orna Porat Children and Youth Theater, at Hadera’s Rene Shani Auditorium.  Every year, thanks to a donation from one of our many friends and supporters, the theater company travels to Hadera specially to perform for MAKSAM’s pupils.  Our pupils eagerly look forward to this treat every year.   This year over 200 pupils (accompanied in some cases by family members) enjoyed “Adventure at the Circus”, the pupils were greeted before the performance by the Director General of the Hadera Municipality.