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Young Commonwealth Essay Competition

This competition is organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883. It is the world’s oldest and largest schools’ writing competition. This competition promotes literacy, academic excellence, storytelling, reflection, awareness and creativity.

 

Our school has been supporting this writing competition for the past few years and students have benefitted through the experience.

 

Many influential people including our Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, have won a prize in the Commonwealth Essay Competition in 1970 aged 18.

 

Below are the selected essays from the Young Commonwealth Essay Competition.

Apollo11.pdf
A_Birthday.pdf
a_funeral.pdf
A_Funeral_I_Remember.pdf
A_Nation's_Birthday.pdf
A_Special_Christmas.pdf
A_Special_Wedding.pdf
A_Trip_to_the_Moon.pdf
A_wedding.pdf
How_I_celebrate_CNY.pdf
My_Thoughts_on_a_Sporting_Event.pdf
My_thoughts_on_the_YOG.pdf
Queen_Elizabeth_II.pdf
S'pore_National_Day.pdf
The Summer Olympics.pdf
YOG IN SINGAPORE.pdf

Journalism for Kids

An enrichment programme on journalism was conducted for selected P5 pupils as part of their post-examination activities . This programme was aimed at introducing pupils to the basics of journalism, focusing on honing pupils’ expository writing skills, specifically for newspaper report writing. It gave pupils a better understanding of how a newspaper report is conceptualised, written and put together.

 

In this programme, pupils learnt how to:


  • identify the important parts of a newspaper story;
  • learn new vocabulary and ‘sniff out’ interesting stories;
  • write catchy headlines and story leads;
  • write, edit and revise news stories; and
  • add info-graphics and photos with succinct captions.


 ICT was also be integrated in this programme as pupils accessed the computers to type their individual news articles as well as work together to form their team newspapers.

 

Here are samples of the pupils' work;


Gp 1_Straits Times JR_FD.pdf

Gp 2_The News Legends_FD.pdf

Gp 3_The News Hunters_FD.pdf

Gp 4_Justice Writers_FD.pdf

Gp 5_The News Busters_Incomplete Page 4.pdf

Gp 6_The Awesome Writers_FD.pdf

The Scriptors_FD.pdf

The Daily Doraemon_FD.pdf

VIAS News_FD.pdf

LeSpex Post_FD.pdf

Curious Minds News_FD.pdf