The importance of a school uniform

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A school uniform is an attire worn by students mostly while going for studies. Most common school uniforms are characterised by white button-downs and ties for boys, and pleated skirts...

Talent grooming: 12-year-old Gisa on his love for soccer

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Lucky Gisa’s mother says it became evident that he had a thing for football when he was nine months old. She says because he loved to play with a soccer...

Brain teasers: A smart learner’s game

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Q: You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make the line longer? A: You draw a shorter line next to it, and it becomes the longer line.

Meet Usain Bolt; the world’s fastest sprinter

Usain St Leo Bolt OJ CD (born 21 August 1986) is a retired Jamaican sprinter. He is the first person to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world...

My favourite Poems

WHEN I GROW UP I’d like to be a fireman And put the fires out

Talent grooming: 11-year-old artist explains his love for art

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As early as P.3, Shema Kelly Kayumba started drawing because he wished to be a great artist. He says he took the initial lessons on how to draw from YouTube,...

Why I love being a leader at school

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Many children look at being a school prefect as a difficult task. However, personally I look at it as an opportunity to grow and gain several skills while still at...

Improve your English with tongue twisters

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l Susie sits shinning silver shoes l Little Lillian lets lazy lizards lie along the lily pads

Make a rocket balloon

You will need 1). one balloon (round ones will work, but the longer “airship” balloons work best)1 2) one long piece of kite string (about 10-15 feet long) 3)one plastic...

Table manners kids should know

Begin with the idea that mealtimes are pleasant and that good behavior makes them more fun for everyone. Talk with your child about the importance of good manners, and encourage...

Why children should learn painting

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Primarily, painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment or colour to a solid surface. The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other tools, such...

How to make math fun for kids

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Usually, when you ask children their favourite subject, they will most likely mention all the others but mathematics. This is because of the common belief that math is hard. Did...

Try these tongue twisters

Round and round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran I saw a saw that could out saw any other saw I ever saw.

Make your own quick sand

Quick sand is a fascinating substance, make some of your own and experiment on a safe scale. Amaze your friends by demonstrating how it works.

Creative poems about the value of reading

I Opened a Book I opened a book and in I strode.

How creative are you?

Smart children always find answers to questions

The lives of chicken

Manzi is an 11-year-old boy who lives in Rwanda, he is curious about animals, how they reproduce; he wonders how chicken lay eggs. One day, he was asked by his...

Make your own rock candy

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The value of listening

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You remember that one thing that your elders always tell you not to do or ever try? However, with our stubbornness we often go against their warnings and get ourselves...

8 confidence boosting tips to improve your self-esteem

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us....

Riddles to boost creative thinking

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Hugh Masekela: Life and career of the jazz trumpeter

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Hugh Ramopolo Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer. He is considered the “father of South African jazz.”

Talent: 11-year-old Upadhyay on her passion for music

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Divyanshi Upadhyay is a primary six pupil of Excella School in Kimironko, Gasabo District who has made a name for herself thanks to her passion for music. The 11-year-old started...

Riddles to boost creative thinking

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Q. What goes up a chimney down, but doesn’t go down a chimney up? A. An umbrella.