Mumbai school collaborates with Amar Chitra Katha to offer storytelling programmes to students

Indian stories will be used to inculcate kindness, respect and honesty among students

To make teaching fun and effective for the primary classes, Jasudben ML School (JML), Mumbai has collaborated with Amar Chitra Katha’ (ACK) to bring together a storytelling-based value enrichment programme.

The year-long programme is being launched for the students of class I-IV and will take help from Indian stories to inculcate kindness, respect and honesty among students.

The classes will include value-based storytelling and activity sessions. These sessions will be theme-based and split into four modules with a bonus showcase session in every term.

The content will be created by ACK. Every module will include a short quiz based on the story and discussion based on the main value of the story. Besides this, a small art and craft/game/theatre activity centered around the story or its value and dramatisation of one story at the end of the term will also be conducted.

The school is also planning to have a dedicated storytelling expert to train teachers and facilitators on how to integrate the storytelling scheme into the education system for primary classes.

Discussions are also on to conduct story-based sessions for higher grades too.

“We adults underestimate the power of stories and their impact on young minds. The message or moral of an interesting story creates a far greater impression on kids than the usual preaching ever does. Storytelling is a beautiful tool that simultaneously engages various parts of the mind like the cognitive, the creative and the emotional,” says Damayanti Bhattacharya, Principal, JML School.

“Amar Chitra Katha has been telling stories for over 53 years and has always been a ‘route to your roots’. Storytelling has always been one of the most enriching forms of creating impact in the minds of readers and listeners alike. Our vision at Amar Chitra Katha has always been to inspire children through our vibrant stories about India’s glorious past, culture and values,” says Preeti Vyas, president, ACK.

Pic Credit – Amar Chitra Katha

This Article appeared in the Education Times –

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