Nesbitt Storytelling Contest

Nesbitt School in Rosemount held the finals of its annual Storytelling Contest on March 18. Thirteen grade 5 and 6 students exhibited their storytelling skills in front of an audience made up of their fellow students, as well as teachers and administrators, and were judged on voice, expression, animation, style & technique and how they delivered their story. Grade 6 student Kaila Gonzalez-Bandiera won the English division of the competition for her telling of the story “We Share Everything;” Kim Anh Nguyen, also in grade 6, won the French division for her very animated telling of the story “Une Tonne de Tartes;” Grade 5 student Isabelle Tarakjian’s telling of the story “How Many Ways Can You Cut A Pie” earned her 1st Runner-Up honours. Every finalist received special certificates of achievement. Kaila will appear with other storytelling finalists from Region 2 at the regional finals on March 24 at Carlyle School in T.M.R. Public speaking, in the form of storytelling, has become an integral part of the grade 5 and 6 curriculum at Nesbitt. By teaching and encouraging public speaking, it helps students to overcome some of their shyness and enable them to assert themselves in front of others.