The Year Book
As the name suggests, The Year Book is a production that takes a year to produce, and covers a gamut of areas. The editorial team consists of seventeen boys, assisted and guided by four faculty members. It is a mammoth undertaking, projecting, as it does, every activity of the year gone by. The sections cover activities like publications and societies, sports, expeditions to the mountains, Founder’s Day events like plays and the music production, and House reports which profile the highlights of each boarding house in that year. There is a special section which focuses on some aspect of the School, like the Rose Bowl or the trees of Chandbagh, and presents creative pieces like some award-winning essays, poems or artwork. Finally, there is a section devoted to the boys who have passed out of School in that year. Each boy’s achievements and memorable moments as a Dosco are written about, with comments from teachers and peers. For these boys, particularly, the Year Book is a lifelong memento to be treasured.
In the process of putting it together, the boys have learnt to be creative, efficient, and familiar with publishing and printing technology, the best light to shoot in, how to juggle time, money and keep everyone happy – and all this in the midst of a packed daily schedule of academics, sport and activities. The Year Book provides an ideal learning experience for those who are interested in the print media, publishing and photography as a career in later life.