Stories Project

Junior Kindergarten | Children's Age group - 4 to 5 years

Academic Year 2021-22

Welcome to the Exhibition Site of our Virtual Project Approach

(Project Dates: 13th September'21 - 16th October'21)

Mode of Projects: Conducted Virtually during Remote Learning (school closure due to COVID-19 pandemic)

At Redbricks pre-school, we have been successfully conducting research projects since many years, based on ‘The Project Approach’ pedagogical approach (founder Sylvia Chard and inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy) . The essence of a project lies in young children taking the role of researchers to discover about the world through first hand investigations and experimentation. During this process, educators truly become facilitators of the learning ‘process’ rather than teachers focused on a set ‘output.’

These projects culminate in an exhibition which children and educators collectively put up for parents and other visitors. Through the process of preparing for this exhibition, children revisit their learnings and learn to communicate their ideas as well as about their learning process. Educators play an important role in documenting children’s ideas and work throughout the project, and use this documentation to make their learning visible in the exhibition.

This academic year (Year 2021-22), the projects were conducted for the first time through a remote learning approach. It was an interesting challenge which our educators and parents took up, to ensure that children continued to gain from the rich experience of project based learning even during the pandemic. While we deeply missed physical interactions, we gained new skills and insights in conducting these projects virtually. Most importantly, the partnership between teachers and parents was deeply cemented through this experience.

Through this project site, we are excited to present to you an online exhibition of children’s ideas and work, showcasing their learning journey during the virtual Projects. We hope this inspires you and reveals the deep potential that each child carries within him/her.


Why we selected Stories as a project topic...

"We are, as a species, addicted to stories. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories." - Jonathan Gottschall

Stories – whether told through picture books, dance, images, songs or oral retellings – are one of the most fundamental ways in which we communicate. Children have an innate love for stories, it helps to develop their imaginative and divergent thinking. Stories are a powerful medium for children to develop their literacy skills, social skills and understanding of emotions.

Through this project children explored the different elements of stories, created their own stories and represented their stories through model-making.