A new year is a time for a change and as students we would have made many resolutions on New Year’s Eve, to improve and change some of our old habits,
attitudes and lifestyles.
It is a turning point in everyone’s life and is a dawn to a fresh moment from which if you work hard from the beginning, then you can achieve great success.
It is also a new year for us in school and is time to meet new friends and teachers with new subjects and a welcoming future ahead.
While we try our best
to achieve our new year resolutions we mustn’t
forget the people in
war-torn areas and try to help make their lives
better. We must also remember to salute our war heroes who brought peace to our motherland and it is because of that we are enjoying peace, unity and happiness.
By Nishaapthi Sridharan
My friend's name is Bragaaruthi. She is seven years old. She has short hair. She has a small sister also. She likes to play with me. Her favourite colour is pink.
A Scout Campfire
By Rashvin Senanayake
British School in Colombo
Our pack leader told us that there was a camporee for the cub scouts in July. We had a list of things to bring, like sleeping bags and clothes. My
parents packed my suitcase for me.
On the day of the camp we went to school at 8 in the morning. First we had the opening ceremony and lifted the flags. Next was race time!
The team that came first won a
puzzle and the second place team got to do ropes. I was in the team called the Blue Barracudas.
At lunch time our parents sent us rice and curry wrapped in a banana leaf. After a break we started making pencil holders at the craft workshop.
Next we prepared for the evening campfire. The fire burnt hot and red! Our parents came for the campfire sing-along and toasted marshmallows.
We cooked a dinner of hotdogs, fries and pastries. Then we lit firecrackers.
Next it was time to go to sleep in our sleeping bags.The next morning we made our breakfast. Then we had a
lesson on how to tie bandages.
Our teachers made chocolate biscuit pudding for us. After packing our things we went home. It was an
By Michila Sudarshana
Ananda Sastralaya, Pita-Kotte
My school is Ananda Sastralaya, Kotte. It is situated in Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte. There are 4000 students and 150 teachers. There are classes from Grade 1 to 13 both in Sinhala and English medium.
It is an ancient school and there are some ancient places nearby. It is a Buddhist school.
Our school principal’s name is Malani Samarakoon and my class teacher’s name is Mrs. Thamara.
I love my school.
My adventure to Haputale and Nuwara Eliya
By Imalsha Hikkaduwage
First we went to Haputale.
In Haputale we went to see
St. Benedict’s Monastery named Adisham. The next day morning we visited Lipton’s Seat. The road to Lipton’s Seat was very narrow. Sometimes even our jeep slipped. Climbing the mountain and looking down was very scary but also fun. My mother and I climbed the mountain. From Lipton’s Seat you could see the Hambantota harbour on a day
When we were going down the hills my father accidentally put the
vehicle in a drain near a mountain. Then after a while, when we stopped near a shop, two people said that the gear oil tank was leaking from the vehicle. So we went to Bandarawela and fixed it.
Then we went to Nuwara Eliya.
On the third day we went to see a strawberry plantation, in a tractor. We saw lots of fresh strawberries and vegetables. Then it was time to go back home. I enjoyed my trip very much.
By Shafraz Nazeer (Grade 7),
Amal International School
Rising from the east
Setting from the west
Round and very hot
What could this be?
It has many rays
And has a circular face
This gives thirst for me
Who could this be?
It is close to the earth
And give the days a birth
With bare eyes we can’t see
What could it be?
It is circular and orange
And we can’t count its age
Now what could this be?
Yes! It is the Sun