Wednesday 12 March 2014

Visit to Parent Circle to understand magazine publishing

The 6th and the 7th grade students visited the offices of the Parent Circle magazine, a leading parenting magazine, to understand how a magazine is produced. This excursion was a essential for the children who are in the process of producing SUPERNOVA - their own school magazine. Watch this space for more on that.

Ms. Rangashree, the Creative Head at Parent Circle explained the key considerations it takes to produce a magazine - ranging from selecting an appropriate theme for the magazine, set up of the editorial team, garnering content, layout, budgeting and financial issues etc. Mr. Venkat, head of the design team fascinated the children with his account of how a "correct" picture is selected for the cover, the importance of blending colours and the need to unify artwork with the theme. Ms. Nitya explained the importance of the key things which make articles readable - consistency in fonts, no whacky styles etc. She even offered to help the children with their magazine.

We really thank all the editors and staff at Parent Circle who took out so much of their valuable time to give a detailed overview to the children and patiently answered their many questions. The children came back bubbling with information and advice and a very very clear understanding of a fairly complex process. Truly, the learning outside the classroom guided by field experts is long lasting and invaluable.

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