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The life-cycle of a pencil

By Sarindri De Silva (Grade 6), Musaeus College

I was born as a tree trunk
In a beautiful estate
I was decorated with leaves and flowers
And surrounded by friends

One day,
I was separated from my
And taken to the factory
I was cut into several pieces
And coloured in different

I am blue and red in colour
With a bit of green
A rubber was attached to the end of me
And I was put for sale

Now I am a pencil
Belonging to a beautiful girl
But I know that she doesn’t like me
Since I am half the size I used to be

My friend

By Hasanga De Silva (Grade 4), St. Paul’s Girls’ School, Milagiriya

My best friend is Pamodi Malidika Ariyawansa. She is nine years old. Her birthday is on December 7. She lives at Miriswatta. She goes to St. Paul’s Girls School, Milagiriya. She has one brother and no sisters. Her father is a doctor and mother is a teacher. Her hobby is reading. Her favourite subject is English. She wants to be a doctor.

Something I’m proud of

By Thisura Perera (7 years), Defence Services College, Colombo 2

I am proud to be the Chess Captain in Defence Services College – Grade 2 section. I won all the chess matches which were held on October 23, at the Rathnaweli B.V., Borella. On that day I won all the five chess matches and I won the Board Prize for under 8 years. But my team didn’t have a chance to be selected for the final. Anyway, it doesn’t matter. I will do my best and make my team the best team next time when we play. I am very proud to be a chess player and the Defence College under 8 Team ‘A’ Captain.

Importance of sports

By Zakkey Irshad (Grade 5), Hejaaz Int. School, Mt. Lavinia

Sports are very important to the human body. Sports keep us physically and mentally fit. We can also get rid of many illnesses through sports. Doing sports is fun too. Playing football, cricket and doing athletics is very enjoyable. Doing sports like cricket, football, rugby, hockey and other team games shows us how to work together.

Many people especially children, like to play sports. We can do sports in our leisure time, rather than watching the television or listening to the radio. Doing sports keeps our body free from illness. We should do sports regularly, to get real benefits. The sports activity we choose must be likeable
to us.


By Shenise Pronk (Grade 1), Lakeland Inter-American School, Ratmalana

My name is Shenise. I am seven years old. I like to eat cake. I like drink juice. I have one sister and two brothers. I go to Lakeland Inter-American School.

The father of free education

By Amra Amsudeen (15 years), Crescent Schools Int.

Christopher William Wijekoon Kannangara was born into a poor family. He showed his talents in
studies from his young days. He won a scholarship and entered Richmond College in Galle for higher studies. There he had to face a lot of hardships.

He worked with the intention that “I shall not allow future generations to face the sufferings that I had to undergo because of the British Imperialism.” After finishing his studies, he joined Richmond College as a teacher in 1910. He later taught at Prince of Wales College in Moratuwa.

In 1923, he was selected as a Member of Parliament in the Constitutional Council. In 1930, he was appointed as the chairman of the Ceylon National Congress. He was known as the ‘Father of Free Education’, in honour of the services done for free education. He is considered as a national
treasure. C.W.W. Kannangara provided schools with all the facilities to make a complete citizen.

My mother

By Leandra Don (Grade 3), Negombo South Int. School, Piliyandala

My mother’s name is Thushari. She is 36 years old. She always teaches us good manners. She is strict when we do naughty things. She is kind to us when we respect her. She makes tasty meals and juices. She helps me in my studies. She is an old student of Panadura Good Shepherd Convent. I won’t ever get a mother like her anywhere. I love my mother very much.

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