Child stars join Inquirer Read-Along to mark International Youth Day
To mark the celebration of International Youth Day, child stars Raven Cajuguiran and Yesha Camile and Sophia School teachers read exciting stories on the importance of promoting peace and justice during Saturday morning’s Inquirer Read-Along session held at the newspaper’s main office in Makati.
Around 30 children from Antonio Regidor Elementary School and San Antonio Village Elementary School attended the special session.
Cajuguiran and Camile are among the hosts of Team YeY, an original all-kids variety show that airs daily on the YeY channel of ABS-CBN TVplus at 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. One segment of the show is StorYey, which features storytelling among kids.
Sophia School teachers Crisalie Villaluz, Dominga Silva, and Marnie Buenaagua kicked off the session with Rene O. Villanueva’s “Ang Dalawang Haring Siga,” a story about two kings of rival kingdoms who reconciled after being inspired by their grandchildren who had become best friends.
Cajuguiran and Camile then read in tandem the story “Ang Wizard at ang Daga,” an original story from StorYey written by Sarah Tajonera. The book tackles the issue of bullying and how the wise wizard put a stop to this.
“The lesson from the story is that if we don’t want something to be done to us, we shouldn’t do it to others,” Cajuguiran said.
“Another lesson is that revenge is something we should not do even to those who hurt us because we also know it feels to be hurt,” Camile added.
Both avid readers, the two Team YeY kids also promoted the importance of reading.
“We learn a lot of new things when we read,” Camile said.
“If you keep reading, you gain knowledge. If you practice reading a lot out loud, you can even be a storyteller to other kids,” Cajuguiran said.
The two young storytellers said they enjoyed reading for the kids because they listened attentively to them.
Cajuguiran and Camile’s exciting storytelling was warmly received by the kids who even sang their show’s theme song with them at the end of the session.
Hosted by Junior Inquirer editor Ruth Navarra-Mayo, the session was held in cooperation with Kane Choa of ABS-CBN, Danie Sedilla of YeY Channel, Tweeny Divino of TVPlus and Sophia School principal Ann Abacan. /atm
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