This is our kids’ favourite day at school where it is topped off by the Love of Reading. Reading book series is a fun way to get to know a recurring character and by this child will be encouraged to read more! We recently invited students of PP1 to come to school dressed as their favourite book character on August 23, 2019 (Friday).
The activity was part of the school’s annual push to encourage students to read more. In addition to dressing as their favourite book characters, students also had the opportunity to speak about their character during the event. The students were inspired and enjoyed the activity a lot.
Storytelling is a universal and traditional art form that has featured strongly in Indian culture as an effective communication tool. It can be used to inform, entertain and educate. It is often used as a medium to ingrain values, improving reading skills and opening the minds of children to worlds beyond imagination. Kids always want to dress up in costumes, but many of us generally don’t allow that at home. Book Character Day is a way to allow kids to participate in the fun of dressing up while meeting curriculum objectives.
The students performed spectacularly narrating their favourite stories using creative props, voice modulation and impressive expressions. The little storytellers won everyone’s heart and were applauded. Many of the students got to share their costumes in the show and shared who they are and why they chose their character. Tamanvi Kulkarni of PP1 dressed up as Goddess Parvathi and spoke the dialogues very sweetly. Vihas as Chota Bheem, Lavya as the Monster, Ranveer as Paramanandhayya, Sri Vanshika as Jhansi Rani Laxmi Bai and the list goes on.
Around 50 students from all the four sections actively participated and many parents turned up to watch their kids performance in the school. Sri Vanshika’s parents and many others appreciated the efforts of the teachers and school for organizing such event for kids and helping them overcome stage fear. To conclude we can say that “It’s a blast!” We hope our students continue the habit of storytelling and inspire people around them!
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