The Grade School Department nailed its first Back2Back Storytelling Seminar-Workshop last August 22, 2015 in the Ching Ban Lee Hall from 9:00 -11:00 a.m. Despite the bad weather, the seminar-workshop was a success and had 46 participants composed of parents, students, and SPANDRA and Kuwentistang Tsinoy club members. This activity aimed to develop future storytellers not only among students but also parents, encourage teamwork between parents and children for a common goal, and make parents aware of what their children learn.
Ms. Jocelyn P. Calugay and Ms. Ailene F. de Leon facilitated the said workshop. The seminar-workshop encompassed warm-up exercises, proper vocalization and breathing, storytelling types, techniques and approaches. The facilitators reiterated that the workshop would focus on creative book-based storytelling. The participants were also asked to perform a short dialogue story reading depicting different emotions such as shock, happiness, sadness, and anger. The seminar-workshop is expected to culminate in a storytelling competition which will be held in September (date to be announced. The mechanics and criteria for judging were also discussed. The parents and students were invited to join the competition.