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 2018-19 gives participants a platform to use English to act out the interesting stories in a fun, genuine and engaged way. Participants are offered the chance to learn story-telling and presentation skills.

 Programme 

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:

23rd February, 2019 (Sat)

Time:

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Venue:

Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, Shatin.

Targets:

P4-P6 students

Category:

Solo / Duo (Maximum 5 units per school)

Fee:

$100 / each participant in Solo
$160 / each team in Duo

Stories to use

1. The Apple Tree and the Farmer (Pdf)

2. The Wolf and the Lamb (Pdf)

3. Own choices (need to be submitted 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 12 ft wide x 6 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 all participants)

- Cert. of Partcipate (59 marks or below)

- Cert. of Proficiency (60-69 marks)

- Cert. of Merit (70-84 marks)

- Cert. of Honour (85 or above marks)

 

2. Trophy (for each group)

all participants will be divided into 6-8 small groups, each group will have:

- the Best performer (performer with highest mark in the room)

- 1st-runner up (performer with 2nd highest mark in the room)

- 2nd-runner up (performer with 3rd highest mark in the room) 

 

3. Trophy (the total marks of participating school)

- Champion (school with highest total marks)

- 1st-runner up (school with 2nd highest total marks)

- 2nd-runner up (school with 3rd highest total marks)

  

(Prize Presentation of Storytelling Gala 2017-18)

 Application 

Please fill out the application form and mail it with the cheque (payable to "Hong Kong Teachers Drama Association Limited") to:

 Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School

 Yue Tin Court

 Shatin

 N.T.

(Story-Telling Gala Application)

Deadline: 14th December, 2018 (Fri)

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

 

 Download 

·         Application Form ( Doc / Pdf )

·         Rubrics ( Pdf )

·         Stories ( 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 or 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 23th February, 2019 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 23th February, 2019 the competition will be cancelled.

 

 Enquiries 

Ms Wong (9629 7020) / Ms Hong (6899 7664)

 

 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 emeritus of the English Speaking Union

Dr Anne MaFormer 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 ShuAssociate Assistant Professor, School of Education and Languages, The Open University of Hong Kong

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