Uphaara, the Heritage School Gurgaon’s popular annual presentation for pre-schools principals and curriculum coordinators, is a curated selection of themes and mediums that help them in enriching their curriculum and pedagogy. The initiative’s aim is to bring together a community that works towards preserving childhood.
This year, the focus was on the importance of story-telling in the early years which highlighted how free spirited imagination, creativity and character-building can be fostered through this useful tool. Internationally acclaimed storyteller Geeta Ramanujan, TED talker and Ashoka Fellow, co-founder of storytelling academy, Kathalaya in Bengaluru, and the organiser of the first-ever Story Telling Festival in India and Sweden, led the session. Participants also had the opportunity to watch a performance by Geeta and Parahalad Acharya of the India’s Got Talent fame.
The workshop was held on 12 August and the performance on 13 August at the Heritage School Gurgaon. Over 55 professionals from different pre-nursery schools in Gurgaon and Delhi participated.