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About the Competition

Description of the Competition

The ‘Stories on Stage’ Drama Competition is open to secondary schools in Hong Kong adopting the CDC English Language Education Key Learning Area Curriculum Guide (Primary 1 – Secondary 6).

Aims

The aims of the ‘Stories on Stage’ Drama Competition are to:

  • provide students with an opportunity to collaborate on writing a drama script based on a published short story and perform it on stage for an interschool competition; and
  • provide teachers with teaching strategies and classroom activities suitable for teaching short stories, script writing and drama as part of the English Language Curriculum at the junior secondary (KS3) or senior secondary (KS4) level.

Description of the Competition

The ‘Stories on Stage’ Drama Competition is open to secondary schools in Hong Kong offering the Senior Secondary English Language Curriculum.

The competition has two parts:

  • script writing (adapted from a short story)
  • drama (performed on stage)

The short stories selected for the competition cover a range of genres and themes. Schools may opt for a short story in the school-based curriculum on the condition that it meets the criteria for the competition, e.g. the short story must be fictional, age-appropriate, adaptable for a staged performance, and should have a minimum of three characters.

Schools may enter up to two teams in the competition. Each team must have at least three and no more than eight students (i.e. 3 – 8 students) and must submit a separate entry form.

Student Roles

Each team must have writers and actors contributing to the group effort. The numbers of writers and actors and their roles are defined as follows:

  • Writers: At least two and no more than four students (i.e. 2 – 4 students) in the team will collaborate on writing a drama script based on the short story selected for the competition.
  • Actors: At least three and no more than eight students (i.e. 3 – 8 students) will perform the story on stage on the day of the competition. (Student writers may also perform as actors, but the total number of actors must not exceed eight.)
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