Recitation teaches children invaluable lessons about oratory skills and public speaking. To develop the skills of public speaking and self-expression, Staford School organized a ‘Hindi Rhyme Competition’ for all the sections of class I, on 9th of October, 2015. Elocution enhances one’s capacity of communicating with others, through the use of speech and gestures.
It is natural for parents to want their children to speak exceptionally well in school and outside. The Elocution Competition was conducted with a purpose of training the students to face an audience with confidence and recite poems with correct diction, clarity and good pronunciation.
The young children charmed the teachers with their poise, grace, confidence and expressions. One could sense the enthusiasm of the children in their presentation, and what was even more remarkable, was the readiness of even those who were sitting among the audience to recite the poems.
Each participatory group introduced themselves and the rhyme they had chosen and presented not just a recitation but an enactment of the rhyme. The use of innovative, artistic and creative props enlivened the enactment and made the whole programme a treat to watch. The children thoroughly enjoyed the recitation and were very much in sync with the thoughts, feeling, rhyme, rhythm and music of words.
Ms. Vijaya Kumar, the Principal of the school, applauded the performance of the participants and appreciated the hard work put in by the teachers to make this event, a success.
The result of the competition was :-