The Lion & The Mouse and The Hare & The Tortoise

In the The Lion & The Mouse, a lion threatens a moust that wakes him up. The mouse begs forgiveness and promises to repay the lion if he sets it free.

Later, the lion is netted by a hunter; hearing it roaring, the mouse remembers the lion’s decency and frees the beast. The story introduces the idea that a kind deed is never wasted and demonstrates that kindness is related to good citizenship. It also carries the moral that mercy brings its reward and even the smallest creature has its own unique ability and function; hence to never underestimate others.

Our version of The Hare & The Tortoise is based on a motivational book written by Steve Borgia. It is about a tortoise and a hare who had an argument about who the faster runner was. They decided to have a race. The hare soon leaves the tortoise behind and confident of winning, takes a nap midway through the course. The tortoise, crawling at a steady pace, eventually overtook the hare and won the race. The hare realized that his overconfidence had cause her to lose
the race so he asked for a re-match. This time, the hare ran with all her might and didn’t stop until she crossed the finish line. The tortoise
realized that if the hare didn’t stop, there was no way he could ever beat her. He challenged the hare to another re-match with a strategy in mind. With the hare and the tortoise spending so much time together racing, they became rather good friends. They also decided to race again, but this time, as a team. The moral of the story is it is good to be individually brilliant and have strong core competencies but teamwork is about harnessing each other’s talents and letting the person with the relevant skills for a situation take leadership. Being supportive team members is necessary for a tea, to advance.

Also suitable for Racial Harmony Day/ National Day