Catharsis: Unleashing Historical Heroes at Inter-House Role Play Competition



“Children are great imitators, give them something great to imitate.” This timeless adage set the stage for the Inter-House Role Play competition, CATHARSIS, organized by the Social Science Department at The Khaitan School on April 10th, 2024. This vibrant event, designed for students from grades 6 to 8, featured the theme “Historical Reenactments and Revisioning” and aimed to blend learning with fun while developing confidence among the young participants.



The AV room buzzed with anticipation as the students prepared to take the stage. The objective was clear: to provide an opportunity for the children to gain experience, showcase their speaking and presentation skills, and uncover their personal aptitudes. The event was judged by Ms. Preeti Gambhir, Curriculum Coordinator for the Middle Wing, and was graced by the presence of Ms. Sachin Sharma, Head of Middle School.


Dressed resplendently in their costumes and glowing in all their finery, the young actors stepped into the shoes of renowned historical personalities with remarkable enthusiasm and dedication. Characters such as Subhash Chandra Bose, Ashoka, Bhagat Singh, Nur Jahan, Rani Laxmi Bai, Rani Chennamma, and Shivaji were brought to life with great passion and confidence. Each student portrayed their chosen figure with conviction, making the performances not only entertaining but also educational.

The competition proved to be a significant learning experience for all involved. The children showcased their research skills, historical knowledge, and dramatic abilities, leaving the audience and judges thoroughly impressed. The energy on stage was palpable, and the young actors captivated everyone with their electrifying performances.


Selecting the winners was no easy task for the judges, given the high level of creativity and thoughtfulness displayed by all participants. In the end, Shiwalik House emerged victorious, earning the maximum scores. Special accolades were awarded to Tavish Ahuja of VIII E for Best Research and Tanishi of VII E and Aditi Mishra of VIII E for Best Actor.

Ms. Preeti Gambhir praised the participants, noting the immense effort and dedication that went into each performance. “The students have truly outdone themselves today. Their portrayal of historical figures was both inspiring and informative,” she remarked. Ms. Sachin Sharma also commended the students, highlighting the importance of such events in fostering a love for history and enhancing public speaking skills.

Overall, the Inter-House Role Play competition was a resounding success. It provided a dynamic platform for students to express themselves, gain confidence, and delve deep into the rich tapestry of history. The event not only celebrated the students’ talents but also reinforced the value of learning through creative expression. The excitement and enthusiasm displayed by the participants ensured that this day would be remembered as a highlight of the school year.

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