Story-Telling Gala for Primary School 2019-2020

 Programme 

 Category A: Solo/Duo 

 Category B: Radio DramaCat 

 Awards 

 Application 

 Download 

 Remarks 

Programme

Jointly organized by the Hong Kong Teachers Drama Association, Hong Kong Creative Educators Organisation and Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, and supported by Trinity College London, the “Story-telling Gala for Primary Schools 2019-20” gives participants a chance to revisit classic and renowned English childrens’ stories. The gala serves as a platform for participants to use English to act out the interesting stories in a genuine and engaging way. Participants are offered the chance to learn story-telling and presentation skills.

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 pupils’ listening and speaking skills.
  4. To instill in pupils an interest in reading and writing in English.

Details
Date:         21 March, 2020 (Sat)
Time:         9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Venue:      Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, Shatin.
Targets:    P4 - P6 students
Category: A. Solo / Duo (Maximum 5 units per school)
                 B. Radio Drama (One team per school, 3 - 8 participants in each team)
Fee:          $100 / each participant in Solo
                 $160 / each team in Duo
                 $250 / each team in Radio Drama
(Application fee is non-refundable)

Category A: Solo/Duo
Stories to use 

1.      George and the dragon
2.      Circus escape
3.      Own choice (to be submitted via email at least two weeks before the competition)

Adjudication for Story-telling section

  1. Students will be judged on vocal and visual expressions. The former includes quality of voice, pronunciation, articulation, intonation, pace, etc., while the latter includes 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.
  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 length of each presentation is five minutes. A bell will be rung when the time is up.

Category B: Radio Drama

Stories

Each team shall choose a script from the book “Kids Radio Drama: Lion King and Friends”. 

Application and adjudications

  1. A book “Kids Radio Drama: Lion King and Friends” will be mailed to each team. Each team shall choose a story or part of a story within the book. Additional purchases of the book are welcome. The special selling price is $50 each, including mailing cost.
  2. Students will be judged on vocal expression, including quality of voice, pronunciation, articulation, intonation, pace, etc. No movements, props or costumes needed.
  3. Participants can decide whether or not their use of sound effect and music will enhance the quality of their performance.
  4. The radio drama should not last longer than seven minutes.
  5. The radio drama should be recorded in a video and uploaded to the link provided after application.
  6. The video recording should be uploaded on or before 14 February, 2020.
  7. The top six will be invited to perform live in the final round (21 March, 2020) where the Champion, First and Second runners-up will be chosen.

Awards

Certificate (for performance)

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

Trophy

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

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: 10 January, 2020 (Fri)
(All successful applications will have confirmations given by email.)

Download

·         Information Booklet ( Pdf )

·         Application Form ( Doc / Pdf )

·         Rubrics ( Pdf )

·         Story1 ( Pdf ) / Story2 ( 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:

  1. Tropical Cyclone Warning: If Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is issued or still in force at 7:00 a.m. on 21 March, 2020 (Sat), the competition will be cancelled.
  2. 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 21 March, 2020 (Sat), the competition will be cancelled.

Enquiries
Email:  info.hktda@gmail.com
Mobile:  6899 7664 (Ms Nana Hong)

Organisers
Hong Kong Teachers Drama Association
Hong Kong Creative Educators Organisation
Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School

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