NAC-AEP Programme Details

Literary Arts

Programme ID: AEP0419107

Celebrating Diversity Through Stories

Digital Format Available



This programme is now adapted to:

1. Allow students to view the selected session through an online link to watch in the classrooms/during homebased learning

2. Allow students to view a Live broadcast of the selected storytelling session in the classroom when the cast performs live in the school hall

Note: Additional learning activities will be provided for teachers to facilitate post-show discussions.

Many stories and folktales from around the world carry good morals that can be imparted to our young. They provide exposure to different cultures, about society and help young people to develop emotional quotient (EQ).

A storytelling performance is accompanied by eye contact, movement, voice variation and sometimes props. In the process of telling, the storyteller creates mental images that are multi-sensory, observes the reaction of the audience and interacts with the audience. As the audience “see” the story in the mind’s eye, they will be influenced in subtle ways by the deep messages entrenched in the stories.

The storytelling performance can be catered to the needs of the school where the stories address specific themes or topics such as character values, national education, festivals and reading week.


• To highlight good character values through the storytelling.
• To expose students to the spoken language and thus promote the appreciation and enjoyment of the language.
• To promote emotional literacy
• To provide exposure to different cultures
• To learn about society
• To encourage imagination and creativity


Assembly hall, library or classroom depending on the size of the audience.

Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper / JC/CI / ITE


30 minutes

Microphone / PA system / [DIGITAL FORMAT AVAILABLE] MS ppt. projection facilities / visualizer upon request


- COST -


Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. NAC partners selected pre-school centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP.

The following programme is approved under NAC-AEP 2019-2021 until 31 December 2021.


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