Thursday 25 December 2014

Pratham Books Champion : Legacy School

Sreedevi. R, Librarian (Legacy School, Bangalore) shared the following story with us :

Session conducted on :18th and 19th of Sept 2014
Number of champions : 67 kids
Number of kids reached : 80-90 kids in Shams school, about 100 kids in Sumangali Seva Ashram
Language the session was conducted in : Kannada, Hindi

The students of Legacy School, Bangalore created magic when they brought 'Takloo- the salt seller' to life with their enactment of the same story. The objective of the skit was to fire the imagination of the children of Sumangali Seva Ashram and Shams School -Banglore and inculcate the importance of reading.

We at Legacy School, showcased a play in Kannada and Hindi on the story of 'Takloo- the salt seller'. Our students thoroughly enjoyed enacting the short play based on Takloo. The play was performed by our students both in Hindi and Kannada. Children of Grade 3 (36 students) enacted the play in Hindi (and the children were very excited about their different costumes.) Students of Grade 4 (25 students) enacted the play in Kannada - delivering their dialogue in pure Kannada. They children put in a lot of effort in delivering the dialogue taking painstaking efforts in learning their lines in such a short span of time even as they tried hard to be as authentic and realistic as possible in their delivery, with the extensive props used it was quite a accomplished performance thanks to the untiring efforts of our teachers especially Ms Nisha, Ms Sunitha, Ms Sahar and Ms Nomitha.

Subsequently we also added another important facet to our presentation namely the importance of recycling, conservation and planting of saplings. This was demonstrated by the children exhibiting and elaborating on a few art pieces that they had created through recycled art.

The children also gifted them brand new notebooks, stationery packs and some of their own story books. 

The two 2 schools that we visited were namely, Shams school in Nagawara and Sumangali Sava Ashram, in R.T Nagar. Both schools cater to underprivileged children.



Thank you Legacy School and Sreedevi for spreading the joy of reading!

In its third edition of the 'One Day - One Story' campaign, Pratham Books was joined by 1300+ storytellers who conducted 1500+ storytelling sessions. More than a 1000 steps towards a 'Reading India'!

What started as a small step by Pratham Books to spread the joy of reading has become a movement. In 2012, Pratham Books initiated the One Day-One Story initiative on the occasion of International Literacy Day . We will be sharing the stories of all our volunteer storytellers (Pratham Books Champions) through our blog.

View more pictures from the International Literacy Day Celebrations held in 2014.

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 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 champions(at)prathambooks(dot)org.

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