Jamshedpur, Nov. 29: In an effort to provide a platform for the students to hone their communication skills, Narbheram Hansraj English School (NHES) organized Literary Fest at the school premises on Saturday. The festival comprised two segments – elocution competition and drama presentation.
The students were trained in different aspects so that they could express themselves with grace and confidence. The students from LKG to class XII participated in the preliminary rounds and the selected were made it to the final competition.
The elocution contest was conducted at three levels – junior school level (group recitation), middle school level and senior school level.
This year the school introduced the concept of education through drama. The teaching learning process has undergone a sea change in recent times. The usual chalk and talk method is complemented by a variety of innovative techniques and education through drama is one of them. The students were encouraged to enact the literary pieces prescribed in the curriculum which makes the learning process more enjoyable and effective.
The drama competition was conducted at three levels – junior school level, middle school level and senior school level. The preliminary rounds were organised and the plays for the final competition were selected on the basis of the theme of the play, the acting skills of the participants and the overall presentation. The students were involved in script writing, music selection and stage decoration.
In the drama competition junior students enacted a play ‘The Three Fishes’. Middle level students (Class 9 A) enacted on ‘Princess September,’ while senior level (Class 12 B) enacted a play on ‘Female Infanticide.’
The judges for the drama competition were Siddhartha Sen and Hari Mittal. The judges for the elocution competition were A. S. R. Rao and Dr. Sujata Mitra.
In the elocution contest- Class 3 ‘D’ and 4 ‘B’ were the winners in junior group; Vanshita Muskan (Class 6 B) won the first prize in middle level, while Muskan (Class 8 A) won the second prize. In senior level Sneha Mukherjee (Class 12 C) was the winner followed by Afreen Parween (Class 10 C).