LITERACY WEEK ACTIVITIES:
CLASS I to VIII - STORY TELLING SESSIONS
Literacy Changes the World, one page at a time!
“If you want your children to be smart, tell them stories.
If you want them to be brilliant, tell them more stories.
- Albert Einstein.”
Story telling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today and it has always been
the best tool to communicate, connect, persuade others and get what you want. Stories create magic and a sense of wonder at the world. Stories teach us about life, about ourselves and also about others.
Recognizing the importance of reading and to mark the occasion of International Literacy Day,
CBSE announced the Celebration of Reading Week from 8th to 14th Sept 2020 to foster the four basic language skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
To acknowledge the deep thought behind this idea, the school organised a variety of activities for the students including different forms of reading, picture talk, an English Debate, one- minute stories and an amazing online Story Telling session titled ‘Tale of Tales’
Two eminent Guest Speakers were invited to narrate interesting stories.
* Ms. Shraddha Nigvekar who has freelanced as a voice-over artist for several projects like
narration for educational apps, advertisements, and has her own YouTube channel called
‘Kathaa By Shraddha’
* Ms. Srabasti Dutta, a PGT English, teaching in ITL Public School, New Delhi, with a passion
for singing and writing poetries of social relevance.
The unique way in which both the storytellers narrated the stories like ‘Attila’, ‘The Butter Man’, ‘Frog Race’ as well as stories from The Panchatantra, Aesop’s Fables, Folktales from China etc. drew the children into their stories leaving them spellbound and asking for more. It was an interactive session, where children shared their ideas with the storytellers. Listening with rapt attention, they were exposed to the basics of theatrical movements, voice modulation and the rhythm of storytelling. Developing communication skills and expanding the realm of their imagination was the main objective of the session.