At EGIS we advocate expression, eloquence and elocution in our children. One of the ways is to prepare them for a stage presentation on Monday mornings. Students can sing, recite stories and poems, and narrate a finding or past experience or even dance. Believing that children are talented and creative in different ways, we have heard and seen presentations that evoked laughter and ovation much to the delight of the presenter.
Today, Aaron spoke on the greenback and where the symbol in the legal tender originated from. Amanda spoke on different kinds of phobia such as aerophobia, aglophobia and aerophobia. These are new words to many and we are happy that they are picked up. Isaac was creative today with his findings on how 52 instruments can be played within a few minutes to the applause of fellow mates. It was an amazing exposition and caught everyone’s attention. His findings will be an encouragement to others and poses a challenge to students to coin and find interesting topics for their stage presentations.
Hannah, XIn Ann and Sharvan of year 6 gave us a pleasant surprise when they sang a tune together. The song “Memories – Maroon 5” is a familiar and popular tune and so the audience sang along. It was a refreshing approach and we truly enjoyed the presentation.
Overcoming stage fright is easy at EGIS. The older ones do it; the younger ones follow suit. Very soon the fear is gone. We will continue to advocate public presentations so children will gain self confidence and be ready for impromptu sessions at any time.