Student Writing : Idea Burger

Astronomy Horrors

Astronomy Horrors

By Cathy Wang (age 10, SIS, KYP Intermediate Creative Writing Class) “Get in!” a gruff voice answered my knock. I stepped in. I was now in the observatory! “Wow,” I breathed. It was amazing! Stars dotted the sky like streaks of white paint. “Can yer shut up!” the annoying voice interrupted my thoughts. Opps, I(…)

Officer Dog and Officer Moose

Officer Dog and Officer Moose

By Charlotte Fung, 9 years old, Singapore International School, KYP Beginners Critical Reasoning “Ready, set, go!” Commander Lion yelled. It was raining cats and dogs the day before, making the ground mushy and some tress fall down; the perfect setting for a morning training exercise. This was a training that all new officers had to(…)

Technology’s Detrimental Influence on Society

Technology’s Detrimental Influence on Society

By Bo Wen Zhu, HKIS, 13 years old In the past few decades, technological growth has been astronomical. The 21st century has brought a host of new gadgets onto the playing table, all fought over by different companies for profit. Seemingly every month, an innovative product is developed with limitless potential, each more powerful than(…)

Why Standardized Testing is Bad for Society

Why Standardized Testing is Bad for Society

By Sze Mai Ng, age 12, Diocesan Girls’ School I disagree with the form of a standardized test.  It is a test that is mainly composed of multiple choice questions, with an optional essay which only takes up a small percentage of the total mark.  There is only one right answer for each question.  Everyone(…)

The Importance of Lions

The Importance of Lions

By Leo Lam, age 8, Alliance Primary School I agree that ensuring the  healthy, wild populations of lions continue to roam the savannah for generations to come is not only the job of the Africans, but the job of the whole world. Lions are sold in every country, so everyone could help us with the(…)

Why Shopping is Not a Sport

Why Shopping is Not a Sport

By Howard L., age 15, St. Paul’s Co-Ed Shopping is a big hobby for many people and some even see it as a necessity in their lives.  People do not simply shop for goods and search for bargains.  A lot of them even find the process itself enjoyable.  Surprisingly, the latest debate about shopping is(…)

The Mermaid Chronicles

The Mermaid Chronicles

Students were asked to write about the existence of mermaids. This passage  is a mermaid’s response to a newspaper article that denied the existence of mermaids. Quenifer L, Age 9 “What? This can’t be!” said the king. A week later, the newspaper said that mermaids don’t exist again. The king was really angry. “This is(…)

Constellations

Constellations

In Introductory Creative Writing our students were asked to write about a constellation that had run away: Maxine Y, 8 Sagittarius, aka Saggy, is running away! He leaves because he thinks he has no talent and we have a lot of talents. He brings a bow, 20 heart diamonds and an arrow. When the other(…)

Setting Description

Setting Description

In Introductory Creative Writing, our students were asked to describe in detail a setting of their choosing. This was a great example of successful description: Grace L, 8 Yesterday, Ingrid went to the beach, and the sun was shining on the sand. She put down her umbrella and mat, and laid it on the soft(…)

Coal Shipping

Coal Shipping

Should the U.S. government allow anybody to ship coal to China? Brandan S. 15, St. Stephen’s College Nowadays, one of the major sources of energy and fuel is coal. Coal has been used by countries like China. Other countries like Australia, India and the United States also have coal exports as one of their main(…)