Little Star: YCIS Irish Student Impresses at National Chinese Storytelling Competition

Tiernan Murphy, a Year 5 student at Yew Chung Inter­national School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai), impressed with his Chinese telling of Little Red Hiding Hood to end up in top 5 of the National Storytell­ing Competition held in Hangzhou this month.

Tiernan’s placement is a first for non-Asian contestants in this government-organized contest, which measures performance by storytelling ability, technical skills in Mandarin and stage presence. On that last category, Eoin Murphy ex­plains his son’s passion for acting allowed him to deliver a dramatic reading of how the wolf gets cut open with scissors in the Chinese version of the story.

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