Adam Woodward sent us the following note and pictures from the session held at Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya. Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya is a charitable and residential school that supports and empowers children from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The school provides education (with a strong emphasis upon the performing arts), food, accommodation and healthcare to all its students all free of cost.
The storytelling session was conducted on 8th September by 4 champions(1 narrator, 3 shadow puppeteers). The session was conducted in English and impacted 173 kids.
At the KSV, we decided to accompany the reading of “Paplu the Giant” by a shadow puppetry. This was also to favour the understanding and sustain the interest of our younger students for this English reading.
It was our first experience as puppeteers, and we enjoyed a lot! The children also ... they might in fact have wanted to play the puppets!
We did two shows, one for younger children where we adapted the story, another for older students, where we actually read it more thoroughly. A nice experience to repeat! :)
Thank you for spreading the joy of reading!
What started as a small step by Pratham Books to spread the joy of reading has become a movement. Last year Pratham Books initiated the One Day-One Story initiative on the occasion of International Literacy Day and we conducted over 250 storytelling sessions. This year we are delighted that over a 1000 sessions are happening across the length and breadth of the country.We will be sharing the stories of all our champions through our blog.
This blog contains stories sent in by all our champions. Browse through the blog for more stories. You can also go through the tags on the right side of the blog to find stories happening in your own city.
Note : If any of you want to be a Pratham Books Champion and join us on our journey of getting 'a book in every child's hand', write to us at web(at)prathambooks(dot)org.