School Caravan

The Junior Writer's Bug Festival is coming to your school! We will be zipping to schools in Mumbai in our School Caravan and pitching tents there to reach out to more children and give them a flavour of the actual thing — The Junior Writer's Bug Festival, which takes place in December. We share the passion and dedication that schools show when it comes to encouraging children to read and write. And what better way to support this endeavour than to make them a part of the enriching experience of The JWB Festival? These schools will become hubs for some exciting literary and creative activities prior to The Festival. The School Caravan is just one of the many ways in which The Festival is engaging with schools. Here are some others:

Storyscape is a creative writing contest conducted in partnership with Hindustan Times. Entries were accepted in two categories: age 8 to 10 years, and age 10 to 12 years. The top twenty-five entries from each category will have the wonderful opportunity to attend an exclusive workshop by the HT editorial team, at The Festival. All the fifty semi-finalists will participate in a final, on-the-spot competition from which three best stories from each category will be selected for publication in HT.

Agon is a highly-competitive inter-school contest in debating. Top ten schools will clash in a fierce battle of ideas and opinions on the very arena of The Festival.

Hub Activities
Five schools have been chosen as hubs for our School Caravan. Children from participating schools will be able to attend sessions at the nearest hub school conducted by authors, illustrators and storytellers as well as interact with them personally. Apart from getting a feel of The Festival, they will also have the chance to meet students from other schools and exchange ideas with them.

Your School at The Festival
Schools can nominate students who will attend The Festival on the 7th and 8th of December, as participants. These students will have the opportunity to take part in age-appropriate sessions and workshops and interact with our enthusiastic team of authors, illustrators, storytellers and artists.

If your school would like to participate, please drop us a line at
The Writer's Bug thanks all the participating schools for their support.

Our hub schools
  • Goldcrest High, Vashi
  • JBCN International, Borivali
  • Kamla Global Academies, Khar
  • St. Gregorios High School, Chembur
  • Universal, Tardeo
Participating Schools
  • Anjuman-i-Islam Allana High School, Kurla
  • Bal Bharti Public School, Kharghar
  • Billabong High, Malad
  • Bunts Sangha's S. M. Shetty High School and Junior College, Powai
  • Canossa Convent High School, Mahim
  • Chatrabhuj Narsee Memorial School, Vile Parle
  • Children's Academy, Ashok Nagar
  • Children's Academy, Thakur Complex
  • Christ Church School, Byculla
  • Delhi Public School, Nerul
  • Dnyan Ganga Education Trust's International School, Thane
  • Don Bosco School, Borivali
  • Don Bosco School, Matunga
  • Ecole Mondiale World School, Juhu
  • Fazlani L'Académie Globale, Mazgaon
  • Gopi Birla Memorial School, Malabar Hill
  • Gundecha Educational Academy, Kandivali
  • Hasanat High School, Andheri
  • J B Petit High School for Girls, Fort
  • JBCN International, Parel
  • Lakshdham High School, Goregaon
  • Lokhandwala Foundation School, Kandivali
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya, IIT Powai
  • King George High School, Dadar
  • Maneckji Cooper Education Trust School, Juhu
  • New Horizon Public School, Airoli
  • Oxford International, Kandivali
  • P G Garodia School, Ghatkopar
  • Pawar Public School, Bhandup
  • Podar International School (CIE), Nerul
  • RBK, Mankhurd
  • R N Podar School, Santa Cruz
  • Rustomjee Cambridge International, Dahisar
  • Ryan International, Chembur
  • Ryan International, Kandivali
  • Ryan International, Malad
  • Sadhu Vaswani International School, Sanpada
  • Shishuvan School, Matunga
  • SIES High School, Matunga
  • Somaiya High School, Vidyavihar
  • St. Anne's High School, Fort
  • St Mary's School, Kopar Khairane
  • St. Augustine's High, Nerul
  • St. John's Universal School, Goregaon
  • The Cathedral and John Connon School, Fort
  • Universal School , Ghatkopar
  • Utpal Sanghvi High School, Juhu
  • Witty International School, Malad