Ms Jagtej Kaur and Ms Nibha Barman attended a workshop, “Beyond the Obvious” on 6th August 2016 at Alliance Francaise, Lodi Estate. The workshop was conducted by Simi Srivastava, the founder director of Kathashala- a storytelling institute. The workshop dealt with exploring various ways of inspiring, engaging and educating children through stories. Simi Srivastava, a master storyteller herself, shared her own experiences of how stories can strengthen learning and make difficult concepts easy to understand. She shared some strategies for integrating stories in lesson plans for making teaching more effective in the classrooms.