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Three pupils from Michel Lucius - Maira, Ellie, and Nelly - have written and recorded short stories for their younger schoolmates. Prepare yourselves for a riveting listen, right here on RTL Today!
We were contacted by the school a little while back about this fantastic project, which we'll let them describe in their own words below.
About the project
Storytelling is the art of enchanting others. It’s about letting your imagination run wild, inventing characters and bringing them to life by shaping them through their own stories and experiences. The i-Read Centre (the LML library) allows students to develop their own stories and pursue their passion for storytelling.
As a team, the students analyse their stories and share ideas. External tutors, working in the field of storytelling, are regularly invited. They give the students professional input and help them improve their storytelling by having them reflect on a series of questions: How do you build tension? How do you engage the reader or listener? How do you deal with a stressful situation, when standing in front of an audience? Besides the storytelling itself, the main aim of this activity is to identify the students’ passions early on in order to support them in their growth in the best possible way. During the school-year they will be introduced to various job types in this field. To help them decide what to do later, they must know about their career options.
These past 3 months Maira, Ellie, and Nelly joined the Storytelling project to try and thrive in the area of creative writing. Their passion for books led them to the library of Lycée Michel Lucius. The students decided to put together their own short stories and jumped at the opportunity to add a bit of Christmas spirit to them to entertain young children. At the beginning of the year, the girls set off on a journey of brainstorming a range of ideas and piecing them all together with frequent guidance and advice from Miss Mura. Their goals are to improve on story writing and telling.
'Northern Miracles' by Ellie
My name is Ellie. I’m 15 and I come from Bulgaria. I’ve lived in Luxembourg for 3 years now and I speak Bulgarian and English fluently. In my free time, I like to read, write, cycle, swim, and hang out with my friends. When it comes to books, my favourite genres are fantasy, romance, action, and historical fiction.
'The final Story' by Maira
My name is Maira and I’m 15 years old. I come from Greece and I moved to Luxembourg almost two years ago. I spend most of my free time reading books, my favourite genre is fantasy. I love writing because it allows me to make up all these different stories and develop my own characters that people can, later on, read and enjoy.
'Secrets in the Snow' by Nelly
My name is Nelly. I am German and have lived in Luxembourg for a couple of years now, slowly learning French and Luxembourgish as I go along. For me, writing is a great activity to do whenever I feel like it, as I am not forced to do anything. It is a way to express my feelings and experiment with different genres. Speaking of genres of writing, I am not too picky; I typically like anything from fantasy and mythology to history and romance, adventure, and so on. Reading books makes me picture scenarios and situations, so I can channel my imagination to create whole worlds in my mind.