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Story-Telling Gala for Primary School 2017-2018

Jointly organized by the Hong Kong Teachers Drama Association, Hong Kong Creative Educators Organisation, Trinity College London and Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, Story-telling Gala for Primary Schools 2017-18 gives participants a chance to revisit the classic and renowned Grimm’s fairy tales. The gala serves as a platform for participants to use English to act out the interesting stories in a genuine and engaged way. Participants are offered the chance to learn story-telling and presentation skills.

Prize Presentation of Storytelling Gala 2017-18:

Result (2017-18) - 19/3 update

Storytelling Gala 2016-17 Highlights:

2016-17 Best Performance (Solo)

"Jack and the beanstalk"

"The story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears"

Duo demonstration

 "Jack and the beanstalk"  


A. Story-telling gala for primary students


  1. To enhance pupils’ confidence in using English. 

  2. To give pupils the opportunity to use English in an interesting, authentic and creative manner. 

  3. To enhance and improve listening and speaking skills. 

  4. To instill in pupils an interest in reading and writing in English. 



      Date:     17th March, 2018 (Sat) 

      Time:     09:30a.m. - 1p.m. 

    Venue:     Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, Shatin   

    Target:     P4 - P6 students 

        Fee:     Free 

Category:    Solo / Duo (Maximum 10 participants per school) 

Stories to use 

1. A Midsummer Night's Dream (Pdf

2. Hamlet (Pdf

3. Own choices (to be submitted via email at least two weeks before the competition)


  1. a. Students will be judged on vocal expression, including quality of voice, pronunciation, articulation, intonation, pace, etc.

  2. Participants can decide whether or not their use of music, costumes, props, etc. will enhance the quality of their performance. 

  3. No electronically produced sound effects are allowed. 

  4. The story must be delivered from memory and any movement is confined to the performance area (approximately 16 ft wide x 8 ft deep).

  5. The audience is prohibited from giving any clues to the participants. 

  6. Microphones will NOT be available for participants. 

  7. The decision of the organizers on all matters arising from administrative issues and competitions, including the interpretation of the Rules and Guidelines, shall be final. 

  8. The maximum length of each presentation is 5 minutes. A bell will be rung when the time is up.


1. Certificate (for performance)

  • Certificate of Proficiency (60-69 marks)

  • Certificate of Merit (75-84 marks)

  • Certificate of Honour (85 or above marks)

2. Trophy (the total marks of participanting school)

  • Champion (school with highest total marks)

  • First-runner up (school with second highest total marks)

  • Second runner-up (school with third highest total marks)



B. Training Workshops 

   Date:   10th February, 2018 (Sat) 

   Time:   09:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

 Venue:   Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, Shatin 

 Target:   All participants of the Gala 

 Tutors:   Professional English teachers and drama artists 

     Fee:   Free


Hightlight of Training Workshop 2016-17:


School teachers must fill out the application form and lodge it in one of the ways below: 

 - Email: 

 - Fax: 3544 8304 

Deadline: 15th December, 2017 (Fri)  

(All successful applications will have confirmations given by email.)





  1. Participants should report to the officials at least 30 minutes before the start of the event.

  2. All participants should sit inside the performing venue after the start of the event.

  3. Participants can be accompanied by teachers and parents.

  4. Teachers and parents are welcome to join the audience. However, seating priority in the performing venue will be given to the participants.

  5. Practice is prohibited in the performing venue after the start of the event.

  6. Anyone (including participants) who causes undue disturbance in the performing venue may be asked to leave the venue. If the person is a participant, s/he may only be given comments. Neither marks nor certificates will be awarded to him/her.

  7. The use of electronic devices is prohibited in the performing venue.

  8. The organizer will arrange photographers and video shooters for the event. Photo-taking and audio or video recording of any part of the performance is prohibited.

  9. People attending the event should take care of their personal belongings. The organizers will not be responsible for any losses.

  10. No parking spaces will be offered.

  11. Anyone suffering from a contagious illness must not attend the event. 


Adverse weather arrangements

The contingency plan in case of adverse weather on the performing day is as follows:

  • Tropical Cyclone Warning: If Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.8 or above is issued or still in force at 7:00 a.m. on 10th February, 2018 / 17th March, 2018, the competition will be cancelled.

  • Red or Black Rainstorm Warning: If the Red or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is issued or still in force at 7:00 a.m. or afterwards on 10th February, 2018 / 17th March, 2018, the competition will be cancelled.


Hong Kong Teachers Drama Association 

Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School 

Hong Kong Creative Educators Organisation 



Trinity College London 



Dr Verner Bickley, MBE, Chairman of the English Speaking Union

Dr Anne Ma, Senior Lecturer, English Department, The Education University of Hong Kong

Dr Teresa Ng, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Education University of Hong Kong

Dr Kevin, Wai Ho Yung, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Education University of Hong Kong

Dr Jack Shu, Assistant Professor, School of Education and Languages, The Open University of Hong Kong

Dr Vinton Poon, Lecturer, Department of English Language & Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University

Ms Kitty Kong, Education and Outreach Manager, Chung Ying Theatre Company

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