Reading is important because if you can read you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything. Boosting reading skills has been a key part of enhancing a child’s mental development. It is the stories that give wings to our imagination and take us to places beyond the boundaries of our physical world and into the land of fairies, dragons and wishing trees. To enhance the confidence and speaking skills of the students, Presidium organized an English Story Reading Competition for the students of grade 1 to 3. The young participants made effective use of facial expressions, gestures and voice modulation. Enthusiasm and passion of the students were also witnessed by the teachers and judges. The evaluation criteria focused on confidence, clarity, voice modulation, audibility, presentation.