The Magic Room
October 23, 2018
You would know it to be a magic room,
But it’s not a tale of fantasy.
We create magic here!
The students cast spells, with wands that sparkle blues and blacks.
We take them to the world of dragons, princesses, castles, and fairies,
And their gleaming eyes wait restlessly,
To know and explore the chambers of secrets.
They are the young wizards away from the gloomy darkness,
They are the young bright souls who can overpower the monsters taking over the world,
And no, they won’t need a flying carpet or magic broom to fly,
For their bright minds will have them succeed and reach the top of the sky.
(The Magic Room i.e. the Jahangirpuri center, with efforts of Wordsworth volunteers & Teach for India Fellowship interns has completed 4 years of successful classes.)
The Enigma Of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory
October 14, 2018
And one of them asked
“How can the factory be sooo big and made of chocolate”?
While the other one says
“Even I want to go to Willy Wonka’s factory”
Riya curiously asks “Can I be the 6th child, please?”
And the story flows from several questions and curiosity, they experience everything from Chocolate Factory to Charlie’s poverty.
Then the class ends but the story is still incomplete, they go on requesting me to take half an hour extra as the curiosity is still there as to what happens in the Chocolate Factory.
With a broken heart, they go and in the next class, they are the first ones to come.
“Everything in this room is edible.
Even I’m edible.
But, that would be called cannibalism.
It is looked down upon in most societies.”
And again the journey begins, Charlie Bucket lives with his parents and his grandparents. They depend on his father’s income but then he lost his job.
Hearing this they asked intriguing “Why is he poor?”
“How will he go to the factory?”
When they comprehend that he finally finds the golden tickets, they are the happiest and somehow also start believing in miracles.
Anger surrounded them when they found out about the other 4 spoiled brats who will go to the factory. Their teasing made them more furious.
But happiness overcame the anger and they become excited again.
“Now we will know what is in the factory,” says Nitin
And the journey starts. Labels in the factory say;
EATABLE MARSHMALLOW PILLOWS
LICKABLE WALLPAPER FOR NURSERIES
HOT ICE CREAMS FOR COLD DAYS
COWS THAT GIVE CHOCOLATE MILK
FIZZY LIFTING DRINKS
SQUARE SWEETS THAT LOOK ROUND
Happy as they were, not caring about anyone they just enjoyed the journey.
Nisha asked, “Can we forget the story anyhow and we listen to it again?”
Satisfied and happy they went home, giving me a homework to find a story similar to Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.
Roald Dahl and the World of Stories
January 11, 2017
Ever since I can remember, Roald Dahl has always been a part of my life and my reading experiences. His work always touches your heart and forms a smile on your face. Over the years, kids all around the world have grown up reading Roald Dahl books and feeling inspired by the imagery created by his work.
I remember sitting in a corner in my room reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, totally engrossed in the world of chocolate. It was one of my early reading experiences and I am still a big fan of that book.
Apart from this, the other book by Roald Dahl that is very close to me is The Roald Dahl Treasury. I remember picking an old copy of that book from my school library. It is a vast collection of stories, poems, essays and even letters highlighting all kinds of fascinating fictional characters that we all fall in love with.
Roald Dahl has been one of the finest, creative and inspiring children writers of all times. And we at The WordsWorth Project truly embrace his work and want to introduce the world of Roald Dahl to our kids.
Fantastic Mr. Fox is a book by Roald Dahl that revolves around a clever fox named Mr. Fox who lives underground beside a tree with his wife and four children. In order to provide for his family, he makes nightly visits to farms owned by three wicked and cruel farmers. The story highlights his smart and creative ideas to feed his family. This book has been a favourite among the kids and The WordsWorth Project is trying to collect copies of this book to provide them for the kids.
Therefore, we have started a collection drive for copies of Fantastic Mr. Fox. Help us get Fantastic Mr. Fox and let us spread smiles and stories for the children who would love reading it!
“I guess you think you know this story. You don’t. The real one’s much gorier.” – Roald Dahl