Story telling workshop for Classes 5 and 6

Posted by on Sep 12, 2020 in School News | Comments Off

On 7 September 2020, 16 students of classes V and VI, along with their teacher, Ms Martina Roy participated in an online storytelling workshop organised by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). The Zoom session held from 2.15-3.30 pm, was conducted by well-known storyteller and founder of Your Story Bag, Ms Rituparna Ghosh. With over 95 participants from various schools of the capital, the engaging session revolved around unravelling the rich art and culture of Nagaland through the eyes of a child.

The Hornbill Warrior: Know Nagaland, focusses on a young girl, Naro’s journey to discover her culture and people. Ms Ghosh, through her session, not just brought to light the various facets of the Naga culture but also helped the children learn about the lesser known history of the north east.

The session began with an interactive Q&A round where Ms Ghosh quizzed the children on their knowledge of geography by asking about the north eastern states. Through her powerful narration, she helped the children visualise the central character Naro- a young girl who embarks on a journey to rediscover her people. What made the session even more interactive was when the students were asked to simultaneously sketch their versions of the central character, on the basis of the information shared by the storyteller. The children displayed their creativity by stitching the pieces together and adding their inputs to the visual imagery. The students brought Naro alive with their vibrant sketches by adding her favourite Naga food, a piece of tribal jewellery and the traditional shawl!

The hour long session not just acquainted the students with the lesser known facts about Nagaland but also helped them delve into their own cultures and discover interesting traits. Ms Ghosh also introduced the students to the Tetseo sisters´- a quartet of singers from Nagaland who are a part of the story. Tati – a form of folk song sung with a single stringed Naga traditional musical instrument known as the ‘Libuh’, was played to familiarise the students with the rich folk tradition of the culture of Nagaland. Ms Ghosh then talked about the various tribes of the state and the much-celebrated Hornbill Festival which showcases the rich folkloric heritage of the Naga people.

Mesmerised by a treasure trove of information about India’s north east, the Indianites were awestruck by the fun, interactive and informative session organised by INTACH.

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