Sports in the school curriculum Sports in the school curriculum is one of the important activities that a school can provide. Sports improve physical and mental strength. There are different sports a school provides like volleyball, basketball, table tennis, swimming, karate, badminton, gymnastics etc. Sports can be indoor or outdoor. Indoor sports like chess, scrabble [...]

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Sports in the school curriculum

Sports in the school curriculum is one of the important activities that a school can provide. Sports improve physical and mental strength.

There are different sports a school provides like volleyball, basketball, table tennis, swimming, karate, badminton, gymnastics etc. Sports can be indoor or outdoor. Indoor sports like chess, scrabble and debating are some of the sports that improve mental strength.

My school Lyceum International School, Wattala encourages students in extra-curricular activities. Our school provides the best and appropriate players to take part in competitions. At least once a week we have PT (Physical Training) in order to improve our physical strength.

We wear our PT kit on the day that we have PT. It is only for one or two periods. Most students take part in extra-curricular activities. The sports conducted in our school helps improve hand-eye co-ordination, agility, speed and more over determination and self-confidence.
In my point of view, children should take part in extra-curricular activities to be physically and mentally fit.

Akshara Ashokkumar (11 years)
Lyceum Int. School, Wattala

Camping near the Swan Lake – in Dubai
One fine day, my father decided to go to a lake full of swans. So we dressed in some nice clothes and got into the jeep. We saw a shop and stopped there to buy food like fruit, marshmallows, fruit drinks, ice, chips, water, charcoal and oil. We got into our jeep and set off to go to the desert.

When passing we saw a farm. It had only animals that can live in the desert. There were camels, goats, gazelles, deer and cows. On the way we played a game called ‘I spy with my little eye.’ My father suddenly stopped to get some petrol and then we carried on.

We finally reached the ‘Swan Lake’ and met some of our friends. Together with them we enjoyed watching the swans. Next we camped near the lake. A big bonfire was made. All of us enjoyed eating chicken and watched fish. My father started to play his guitar and all of us sang songs till late. When going home we fed bread to the swans. It was an unforgettable day in my life.

Zareena Cassim (9 years)
Horizon College Int., Nugegoda

My new class teacher
My new class teacher’s name is
Ms. Himali. She is the Grade Two class teacher. She is 24 years old. She is very kind.
She teaches me many subjects. She is a very good teacher. She can sing and dance. She is very pretty. She wears beautiful saris. She is like a mother to me when I am in school. I wish my teacher Good Luck!

Nethul Gunathilaka (Grade 2)
JMC College Int., Angoda

The last day in my
Grade Two class
It was a sad but a happy day for all of us. Our teacher said to bring any food we like.
I took some toys too. I played with my friends. We didn’t take food for the interval. We all enjoyed it so much, But I will miss Janaka Miss in my next class.

Sinelya Bethmage (7 years)
Musaeus College

My favourite author
My favourite author is Roald Dahl.
He was born on September 13, 1916.
His father was Harald Dahl. His mother was Sofie Magdalene.
Before he became an author he worked in the Royal Air Force (RAF). In his autobiography, ‘Going Solo’, Roald Dahl remembers when he was in the Battle of Athens. He was trapped right in the middle of it. ‘Going Solo’, ‘Matilda’, ‘Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator’, ‘The Twits’,
‘The Enormous Crocodile’, ‘The Magic Finger’, ‘Esio Trot’, ‘The BFG’ and ‘The Witches’ are some books by Dahl.
He died on November 23, 1990. I like his books very much.

Sethini Isandima (12 years)
St. Paul’s Girls’ School, Milagiriya

My pet
My pet is a rabbit called Elsa.
She is white as snow and soft and fluffy like cotton wool. I got her for my seventh birthday.
It has red, bright eyes and very long ears. Its tail is short and bushy. Its whiskers are thin, straight and long and it keeps twitching them all the time. Its two fore legs and two hind legs are quite short which makes it easy for it to hop around. Its soft, fluffy, long fur is delicate to the touch.

It is a timid animal. It runs away at the slightest sound she hears. It enjoys nibbling around the lawn on the patches of grass. At night, she sleeps in a hutch. It nibbles lettuce, kangkung, spinach and carrots. Every week on a sunny day, I bathe her with the help of my mother. I dry her well with a soft towel and keep her in the sun for warmth.

It is interesting to have a pet to play with during our free time. She has become a part of my family as she is very loveable and playful. I love her very much.

Sidhra Shiham (8 years)
Royal Institute, Colombo 5

Street dogs
Wherever we go, we see many dogs by the streets, which we call ‘stray dogs’ or ‘street dogs.’ According to my opinion, these stray dogs and well-bred dogs are very different. Street dogs can bear sicknesses which home-bred dogs cannot.
Did you know that street dogs are actually a unique thing in Sri Lanka?

No other country has dogs roaming about everywhere freely. There may be dogs walking about, but they are in great trouble sometimes, like being caught by dog catchers or caught and sold as meat. It is truly a pity for them isn’t it?

By now many dogs might have died due to human activities. Owners abandon dogs and puppies somewhere and they might even die. Even we have such an abandoned dog at our home. They can even face horrific accidents, like falling into a river or canal, being hit by a vehicle, or falling into a construction pit. I have seen miserable pooches suffering in these scenes.

I will say that organisations like ‘Embark’ deserve to be famous all across the world. I also have a street pooch who got hit by our car, which was lucky as we took it home and took care of it.
I hope that these special animals will be taken care of in the future.

Lihini Wijesekara (Grade 8)
Lyceum Int. School, Wattala


Fish is a living thing. It lives in water. It has gills and fins. There are many colours of fish.

Zaidh Ahamad (Grade 1)
Royal Int. School, Kegalle


Don’t waste paper
Paper is a resource which is used for written communication. Nowadays paper is made from trees which are cut up into pieces and taken to the factory for manufacturing. Every day we see thousands of papers are thrown away from offices and specially schools.

School children waste papers unwantedly such as for making rockets, paper balls and not only that they misuse the papers which are in exercise books by tearing them.Because of the wastage of paper, our classrooms become dirty, everywhere papers. Sometimes teachers scold everyone for making the classes dirty. This year, my class got scolded by our teacher for misusing papers.

There are many ways to stop the wastage of paper but the best way is to recycle paper. When the garbage is collected we can separate the papers and give those for recycling without burning and polluting the environment.
Also in schools, students can do projects such as presentations and put notices about the wastage of papers and give a message for everyone.
So let us also protect paper.

Ramanathan Praveen (Grade 8)
Republican Int. School, Nuwara Eliya

We will be virtuous
Lord Buddha told us to be kind to everybody. Jesus Christ tells us to love our neighbours. Taking the teachings of all the religious leaders we must be virtuous.
Every being in the world, human or animal, needs kindness and love as well as food. Without love, we may not continue our life. If all will be virtuous, no jealousy, sadness or war in the world.
Therefore we should learn good manners. Good manners are like the fragrance of a flower. So we should be virtuous for our future progress.

Ishith Fernando (Grade 6)
Jennings Int. College, Nainamadama


Many who have heard of Sri Lanka identify Kandy as the fascinating hill capital and the city of the Dalada Maligawa, temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. In fact, Kandy is the most visited city in Sri Lanka today. This ancient stronghold of the Sinhala kings finally gave in to the British in 1815.
The heritage of Sinhalese culture and Buddhism still remains preserved here. Traditions dating back to the origins of the Sinhala civilization are still found here. Temples, shrines and monasteries, keeping alive the Buddhist way of life are everywhere in Kandy. There are probably more Buddhist monks living in Kandy than in any other city of the island.

Inzaak Rameez (Grade 7)
Vijayapala College, Matale

My favourite personality
My favourite personality is Munidasa Kumaratunga. He was a famous writer, poet, journalist and grammarian in Sri Lanka. He has written many poems and songs for children. He handled his pen for only good things.

Munidasa Kumaratunga was born on July 25, 1887. He has written many Sinhala storybooks. ‘Heenseraya’, Hathpana, ‘Magulkema’ and ‘Kiyawana Nuwana’ are some of them. I have also read some of the storybooks he wrote. He had knowledge of other languages, like Tamil, Pali, Sanskrit, Greek and Latin. He has written books to educate the correct use of Sinhala language. In his lifetime he served as a school teacher, a principal and a school inspector. This eminent scholar passed away on March 2, 1944. Even today, Munidasa Kumaratunga lives in our memory.

Rawindra Tennakoon (12 years)
Sri Sumangala N.S., Nildandahinna

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