Bishop’s College Walk 2012
Bishop’s College is my school. In May, our principal told us some interesting news. She said that we were going to have a BC Walk in June. Since that day everyone was getting ready for the walk. We were so happy. Everyone had to wear something for their grades.
We had to wear a butterfly mask. This walk was named as ‘Purple Parade 2012’. The days went fast and soon it was June 9. It was a Saturday. Everyone came to school early morning by 7 a.m. We had to wear the BC t-shirt. Some had a dark purple t-shirt with the cap and others had a white t-shirt with purple and gold design. Some had face paintings.
At 7.30 a.m., we started the walk. It was so much fun. We were singing and dancing and cheering for Bishop’s. We took photos.
We came back to school at 9 a.m. When we came back we had something really interesting. There was music playing with all new songs and everyone was dancing. We were so tired but we didn’t feel it.
We danced until the end. I never had fun like that. At 1.30 p.m., everything was over. Everyone was sad. I wished that I could start the day all over again.
This day ended with happy memories and lots of photos. I loved that day!
Pabasara Dharmadasa (14 years), Bishop’s College
The peacock is a very beautiful bird. The colour of the peacock is green and blue. It can be seen in the jungle. The peacock has two legs. It likes to eat worms. My favourite bird is the peacock.
Narada Kumarasinghe (Grade 3), Asoka Vidyalaya
My name is Shiza Shaiyan.
I am seven years old. I am a girl. I live in Grandpass. I go to Harcouts International School.
I am in Grade Two.
I go to school by van.
There are five
members in my
family. My favourite colour is pink. My favourite drink is Mirinda. My favourite food is pizza. My hobby is collecting stickers my best friend’s name is Aminah. My ambition is to become an airhostess. I love myself very much.
Shiza Shaiyan (7 years), Harcouts Int. School
Trees are our friends
Trees help us to breathe. They give us food, medicine, spices etc. Some people do not know that trees help us, so they cut trees down and use them for wood. If we cut down trees, carbon dioxide which is a dangerous gas, will gather in the atmosphere, because of the lack of trees which absorb carbon dioxide.
Trees produce food using the sun’s rays. They store their food in themselves. In the process, trees absorb carbon dioxide and send out oxygen. So why do we cut down trees? Trees will protect us.
Akitha Waduressa (Grade 4) Royal College
The Temple of the Tooth Relic
The Temple of the Tooth Relic is in Kandy. The Tooth Relic of our Lord Buddha is placed here. This was brought from India,
by Princess Hemamala and Prince Dantha.
Elephant ‘Raja’ carries the sacred Tooth Relic in the Kandy Perahera. The Temple of the Tooth Relic is very precious and we worship there every time we go to Kandy. It is one of the most valued and worshipped places by Buddhists all over the world.
Mithu Marasinghe (Grade 2) Lyceum Int. School, Nugegoda
The Esala Perahera in Kataragama
On August 1, which was a
Poya day, my family and I set out to Kataragama. We were on our way to witness the final perahera in Kataragama. We left at about 7.10 in the morning. We travelled by the expressway and we arrived at around 11 a.m.
We went to the hotel which we had already booked. In the evening we left the hotel to go and watch the perahera. We gave a ‘dana’ for the people who had come to watch the perahera. We also worshipped at the Kirivehera.At around 8.15 p.m., the perahera began. It was very beautiful and elegant. The ‘Deva Abharana’ was carried in the tusker “Vasana’. First there came the ‘Kasa Karayo’, who came with whips and kept crashing them around. Next the rest of the perahera followed in an order. Some of them were flag bearers, dancers such as peacock, ‘lee-keli’, ‘Kavadi’ and ‘Udarata’. There were many elephants and baby elephants as well. Also there were many small children in most of the dances.
We offered the ‘Poojawa’ which was at night. We went back to the hotel at around 2.30 a.m. The next day we set off for home as I had to attend school. I enjoyed watching this pageant very much.
Randhula Gajadheera (13 years), Willesden College Int, Battaramulla
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