But summer school students all across the country of Myanmar recently got together for a fun story telling competition as the grand finale to their summer school session. The competition theme? English fairy tales!
Competition Has a Wide Scope
More than 130 students from different schools all across Myanmar competed in the competition. Kids ages 6–13 were able to participate. Hope International School sent five of their own students to compete!
The students had to learn popular English fairy tales and tell them in front of a live audience. Stories included The Goose with the Golden Egg, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Selfish Giant, and The Lost Little Lamb.
Hope students didn’t win any prizes this time, but their participation in the story telling competition still has an impact.
Competition Impacts Students
Participating in such a competition has a manifest impact. First, for the students who participated, they gained confidence and experience being in front of an audience. They also got to strengthen their English language skills which will, Lord willing, have an eternal impact on their lives. That’s because in Myanmar, Christian leaders and teachers know that there are not many solid Christian resources in the Burmese—the language of Myanmar. But there are many many resources available in English. The goal at Hope International School is to teach the kids English from a young age so that they are able to access those resources on their own later in life.
The competition also had an impact beyond Hope International School. Everyone from HIS got to be a witness for Christ in that place. Let’s pray for the hearts they touched and lives they reached!