Friday, 15 September 2017
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Thursday, 20 April 2017
Matilda Who told Lies, and was Burned to Death Poemhttps://drive.google.com/a/s2017.sst.edu.sg/file/d/0B524oRsxIt0iR2Y0OFlybVVOOFU/view?usp=sharing
Ariel's Matilda Who told Lies, and was Burned to Death Poem
Matilda who told lies and was burned to death poem.
Poem recitation for Matilda who told Lies, and burned to death
Thursday, 13 April 2017
Monday, 10 April 2017
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Sunday, 5 March 2017
The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition
'A Commonwealth for Peace'
The Royal Commonwealth Society is pleased to announce that the theme for The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2017 is A Commonwealth for Peace.
Building upon the 2016 theme of An Inclusive Commonwealth, this year’s topics ask for a more active understanding of the role of the Commonwealth as a network of and for democracy, Human Rights and peace. We are asking young writers to explore peace at every level, from the personal to the political to the pan-Commonwealth.
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The competition is open to all citizens and residents of the Commonwealth aged 18 and under and is open from 21 September until 1 May 2017. All entrants receive a Certificate of Participation and one Winner and Runner-up from the Senior and Junior categories will be invited to attend Winners' Week in October/November, a week-long series of educational and cultural events. For more information about the competition, download the flyer and please visit Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions.
History of the Essay Competition
The RCS has a rich history of nurturing the creative talents of young people around the Commonwealth. We endeavour to promote literacy, expression and creativity among young people by celebrating excellence and imagination. Run by the RCS since 1883, this international schools’ writing contest – the world's oldest – is a highly regarded and popular international education project which we run in partnership with Cambridge University Press.
In 2015, the contest was renamed ‘The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition’, in honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s role as both Head of the Commonwealth and Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society.
Wednesday, 1 February 2017
In 1954, Ernest Hemingway won the Nobel Prize in Literature. According to nobelprize.org, "The prize was awarded for his mastery of the art of narrative... and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style." If you're reading this, chances are you're pretty familiar with Hemingway. You probably have a sense of his style. You may have read authors who themselves read Hemingway, and seen in them the strength of his influence. When you look at the quote above, you may think: "Passive voice. Not very Hemingwayesque." Whatever you know of Hemingway's writing, though, is limited by the fact that you're only human: you can only read so fast; you can only keep track of so many words at a time. Your experience with Hemingway is qualitative, as is your experience with anything you read in a traditional, linear way. Read on...