The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad hosted the 2017 Hyderabad IB PYP Network Literature and Theatre Fest at its campus. Over 100 students from 10 schools in the city came together to explore stories and different forms of telling them.
“This is the second year that the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad is hosting the Theatre and Literature Fest to celebrate reading and love of literature amongst primary school students,” said Sreelatha Kumar, Academy Junior School Principal.
“The motivation behind this event is to bring together children from different IB PYP schools to collaborate and understand the connection between theatre and literature by performing different genres in front of an audience,” she adds.
Students enjoyed a range of activities that allowed them to explore literature and theatre from different angles: prop making, performance poetry, mime and gesture, storytelling through music and re-telling picture books through rhyme and action.
The morning’s activities culminated in a series of performances where each group shared what they had worked on with the rest of the students and faculty from the academy as well as visiting schools.
A range of western and Indian stories, songs and poems were drawn upon, reflecting the academy’s passion for literature from around the world. Students were given a picture book as a token of appreciation for their participation.