We have been learning about traditional tales. The story of Cinderella has been told many times and it keeps changing to match its surrounding culture as it travels across the world. We discovered Yeh Shen who lived in China with her stepmother and stepsisters. Yeh Shen’s helping spirit did not appear as Fairy Godmother but as a fish. We learned about Cinduri from India who got helped by a white snake. Some elements in the story change but not its essence. The moral “True love conquers all and good defeats evil” remains the same no matter which clothes the characters wear.  Have a look at our writing which describes the stories. 

Yeh Shen writing