Story-telling Gala for Primary Schools 2017-18

 

 

 

Jointly organized by the Hong Kong Teachers Drama Association, Hong Kong Creative Educators Organisation, Trinity College London and Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, Story-telling Gala for Primary Schools 2017-18 gives participants a chance to revisit the classic and renowned Grimm’s fairy tales. The gala serves as a platform for participants to use English to act out the interesting stories in a genuine and engaged way. Participants are offered the chance to learn story-telling and presentation skills.

 

Storytelling Gala 2016-17 Highlights:

 

Programme

 

A. Story-telling gala for primary students

 

Objectives 

 

1.          To enhance pupils’ confidence in using English.
 

2.          To give pupils the opportunity to use English in an interesting, authentic and creative manner.
 

3.          To enhance and improve listening and speaking skills.
 

4.          To instill in pupils an interest in reading and writing in English.
 

 

Details
 

      Date:     17th March, 2018 (Sat)
 

      Time:     09:30a.m. - 1p.m.
 

    Venue:     Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, Shatin  
 

    Target:     P4 - P6 students
 

        Fee:     Free
 

Category:    Solo / Duo (Maximum 10 participants per school)
 

 

Stories to use
 

1. A Midsummer Night's Dream
 

2. Hamlet
 

3. Own choices (to be submitted via email at least two weeks before the competition)
 

 

Adjudication

  1. a. Students will be judged on vocal expression, including quality of voice, pronunciation, articulation, intonation, pace, etc.
    b. Students will be judged on visual expression including eye contact, gesture, posture, use of space, etc.

     
  2. Participants can decide whether or not their use of music, costumes, props, etc. will enhance the quality of their performance. 
     
  3. No electronically produced sound effects are allowed. 
     
  4. The story must be delivered from memory and any movement is confined to the performance area (approximately 16 ft wide x 8 ft deep).
     
  5. The audience is prohibited from giving any clues to the participants. 
     
  6. Microphones will NOT be available for participants. 
     
  7. The decision of the organizers on all matters arising from administrative issues and competitions, including the interpretation of the Rules and Guidelines, shall be final. 
     
  8. The maximum length of each presentation is 5 minutes. A bell will be rung when the time is up.

 

 

Awards
 

1. Certificate (for performance)

  • Certificate of Proficiency (Over 65 marks)
     
  • Certificate of Merit (Over 75 marks)
     
  • Certificate of Honour (Over 85 marks)

2. Trophy (the total marks of participanting school)

  • Champion (school with highest total marks)
     
  • First-runner up (school with second highest total marks)
     
  • Second runner-up (school with third highest total marks)

 

 

B. Training Workshops
 

   Date:   10th February, 2018 (Sat)
 

   Time:   09:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 

 Venue:   Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, Shatin
 

 Target:   All participants of the Gala
 

 Tutors:   Professional English teachers and drama artists
 

     Fee:   Free

 

Hightlight of Training Workshop 2016-17:

 

 

 

 

Application

 

School teachers must fill out the application form and lodge it in one of the ways below:
 

 - Email: info.hktda@gmail.com
 

 - Fax: 3544 8304
 

Deadline: 15th December, 2017 (Fri) 
 

(All successful applications will have confirmations given by email.)

 

 

Download

  • Application Form ( Doc / Pdf )
     
  • Information booklet ( Pdf )
     
  • Reminders (for Gala and Prize Presentation) ( Pdf ) 
     
  • Rubrics ( Pdf )
     
  • Stories

     

    1. A Midsummer Night's Dream (Pdf)
     

    2. Hamlet (Pdf)

 

Remarks

  1. Participants should report to the officials at least 30 minutes before the start of the event.
     
  2. All participants should sit inside the performing venue after the start of the event.
     
  3. Participants can be accompanied by teachers and parents.
     
  4. Teachers and parents are welcome to join the audience. However, seating priority in the performing venue will be given to the participants.
     
  5. Practice is prohibited in the performing venue after the start of the event.
     
  6. Anyone (including participants) who causes undue disturbance in the performing venue may be asked to leave the venue. If the person is a participant, s/he may only be given comments. Neither marks nor certificates will be awarded to him/her.
     
  7. The use of electronic devices is prohibited in the performing venue.
     
  8. The organizer will arrange photographers and video shooters for the event. Photo-taking and audio or video recording of any part of the performance is prohibited.
     
  9. People attending the event should take care of their personal belongings. The organizers will not be responsible for any losses.
     
  10. No parking spaces will be offered.
     
  11. Anyone suffering from a contagious illness must not attend the event. 
     

 

Adverse weather arrangements

 

The contingency plan in case of adverse weather on the performing day is as follows:

  • Tropical Cyclone Warning: If Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.8 or above is issued or still in force at 7:00 a.m. on 10th February, 2018 / 17th March, 2018, the competition will be cancelled.
     
  • Red or Black Rainstorm Warning: If the Red or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is issued or still in force at 7:00 a.m. or afterwards on 10th February, 2018 / 17th March, 2018, the competition will be cancelled.
     

 

Enquiries

 

Office:   2648 8291 (Ms Yip Ching Ching)
 

Mobile:  9629 7020 (Ms Wong Lai Ping)

 

 

Organisers

 

Hong Kong Teachers Drama Association
 

Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School
 

Hong Kong Creative Educators Organisation
 

 

 

Supporter

 

Trinity College London
 

 

 

Consultants

 

Dr Verner Bickley, MBE, Chairman of the English Speaking Union

 

Dr Anne Ma, Senior Lecturer, English Department, The Education University of Hong Kong

 

Dr Teresa Ng, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Education University of Hong Kong

 

Dr Kevin, Wai Ho Yung, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Education University of Hong Kong

 

Dr Jack Shu, Assistant Professor, School of Education and Languages, The Open University of Hong Kong

 

Dr Vinton Poon, Lecturer, Department of English Language & Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University

 

Ms Kitty Kong, Education and Outreach Manager, Chung Ying Theatre Company

 

 

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