Folktales- A Treasure Trove of Life-Skills (Virtual Assembly)
The morning sets the day and the assembly paves the way for our students to rejuvenate their spirits, remain rooted to the moral values and unleash their vitality. Probably it is the first platform which is provided to young minds for boosting their confidence towards public speaking and helping them imbibe the 21st century skills of collaboration and communication.
Keeping up with the same, the students of Primary Wing of Delhi Public School, Jaipur presented an online morning assembly on the topic ‘Folktales- A Treasure Trove of Life-Skills’.
The assembly commenced with the Morning Prayer which is believed to provide peace and serenity to our minds and souls. This was followed by the thought for the day and news updates.
Guided by their mentors, the students of primary classes presented a poem and two short folktales- ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ and ‘The Stone Soup’. These folktales have been told and retold since ages, but it is surprising that they still fascinate us and leave us spell bound. The best part about folktales is that they instill values and life-skills in an extremely subtle way that we do not even come to know, and these values and life-skills become an integral part of our lives.
Folktales teach us the importance of hard work, honesty, kindness, and empathy. Using folktales as a medium, we can make our children learn perseverance from the tortoise who could defeat the hare in a race, presence of mind from the monkey who could save itself from the jaws of the crocodile and cleverness from the wise hare who could trick the king of the jungle. So, the objective of the assembly was to create an atmosphere where students develop an innate love for stories which are shared as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation and for instilling moral values through the genre children love best.