Children

Kali the young entrepreneur

In a small village called Bweje in the country of Jungu, there lived a father and a mother who had two children. The first born was called Kali and the second one Kamu. Kali was always one of the best in the class. Kali loved entrepreneurship and also succeeded in it more than his other class mates...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Creative communication: Learn idioms

l Get cold feet - Be nervous l A rip off - Too expensive l Get a kick out of - Enjoy l Read between the lines - Find the hidden meaning l Have mixed feelings - Unsure how you feel l Draw a blank - Can’t remember l Have a change of heart - Changed your mind l Be second to none - Be the...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Jack the sailor

In the ancient times there were some sailors who lived in a village called Rulindo. The village was near an Island. One day a smart and wise sailor called Jack was steering around the Island. He heard a strange noise. Then he looked behind and saw a storm coming.  He tried to escape from the...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Diffusion

You will need two glasses of water, one with hot water(A), another one with cold water(B) and two types of liquid food colours. Step 1: Fill glass(A) with hot water and glass(B) with cold water. Step 2: In both glass A and B add some drops of food colour but different colours, for example in A...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Why is being social an important life value to children?

Why is being social an important life value to children? Being out-going can be shown by how you socially get along with others. For instance in the holidays we meet children from different places and  schools, and through interaction with one another we get to learn and share skills,...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:00am

Holiday: Kids share experiences at Mutesi Kids Park

Lorene Akimana, 9, is busy driving his lane rover (a kid’s sports car) at Mutesi Kids Park ground based in Kicukiro District. This is around 10a.m during a short break before he and others return to class where they are learning Chinese.     Akimana is a Primary Four pupil at Umubano School...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Experiment corner!: The walking water

In this experiment what’s needed is; food colour (different colours, at least two), tissues, two half glasses of water and one empty glass. To start you will need to put two different food colours in the two half glasses of water and the empty glass in the middle. Second step: You will...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Let’s Learn IT: Interfaces

Interfaces are points where two systems, subjects etc, meet and interact. You can also say that it’s a device programme enabling a user to communicate with a programme. An interface is also a surface forming a common boundary, as regions or areas. A system is set of things working together...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Learn idiomatic expressions

Accidentally on purpose: If you do something intentionally, but pretend it was an accident, you do it accidentally on purpose. Add fuel to the flames: If you add fuel to the flames, you do or say something that makes a difficult situation even worse. Answer nature’s call: When a person...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

One-art Class project to unlock children talents

Gama Arts Rwanda has unveiled the One-art Class project to give free arts courses in areas of ceramics, painting, drawing and other art-related training to less privileged children and youth in rural schools to help them explore their creative minds and make their education more fun. The programme...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:00am

Children share research findings on literacy programme

In a conference room, last week children won the admiration of hundreds of people while presenting a report on findings of a research they did about the impact of the Literacy Boost, a programme being implemented by Save the Children Rwanda in Gicumbi district. Literacy Boost is a holistic early...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

The moral lesson

Have you ever asked yourself the value attached to the stories that you read everyday, or the books you have read and what you remember about them as the moral lesson. Here are some of the common stories me and some of my colleagues we have read and what we learned from them. The Tortoise and the...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

Creative communication with idioms

End of story - there’s no more to be said Example; I’m done with you, end of story. Old hat - old-fashioned Example; His writing skills are old-hat. Face the music - accept the bad effects of one’s actions Example; It’s time to face the music. Mad as a hatter - totally...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

How Rwiru ended his bad behaviour

Kelly Once upon a time, there lived a man and a woman who had two children. The first was born was called Karabo and the second-born Rwiru. The two siblings were totally different in their character. Rwiru was very careless, dirty, and was never home; while his sister Karabo was humble, kind,...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

Children share the skills they have gained out of engaging in co-curricular activities?

I have learnt better time-keeping through co-curricular activities. Through activities such as debate, we learn the value of time, and this has helped me to be organised and do my activities on time. Besides, we also engage in community work, where we learn several social skills, such as sharing,...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:00am

Should pupils engage in school work during holidays? Pupils share their ideas

Holidays are a good time to reflect on school work since the student gets enough time to honestly look at their academic development. This is because some students find it challenging to do good revision at school in the presence of their friends. Revising in holidays also helps us not to forget...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Children living with disability display their talents at annual fete

Poetess Ange Theonestine Ashimwe, now a Senior Five student at Cyabingo High School in Gakenke, has been physically disabled from childhood. Though she moves in a wheelchair her disability hasn’t prevented her from honing her talent as a poetess. The New Life Children’s Choir entertains guests...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00am

The helping hand

Growing up my parents have always reminded me about the importance of extending a hand and helping those in need. They often told me that you don’t need to have a lot to be a giving person in life. You can still help with little. I have always tried to make my parents proud by helping my...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Use this holiday to learn idioms and how to use them in a conversation

Piece of cake Meaning: something that is easy to do. Example: Making the paper boat is a piece of cake. A hot potato Meaning: a controversial issue or situation that is awkward or unpleasant to deal with. Example: Abusing and fighting in my school is like a hot potato. Once in a blue moon...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00am

Chinua Achebe: Nigerian novelist, poet, literary giant

Chinua Achebe (born Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe; 16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel Things Fall Apart (1958), often considered his best,[3] is the most widely read book in modern African literature.[4...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00am