Expressing Opinion: Learn to write ‘Editorials’
Here’s an opportunity for you to express your opinions on a given
topic. This is for the bigger guys, in the age group 12-16 yrs. We will
give you a topic and you give your opinion on it as a short 'Editorial’
comment as in a newspaper. Your first topic (for next week) is 'Dealing
with Floods'. Please write your opinion according to the following
* Think about the recent floods.
* Seek new ideas and aspects on this subject from your friends and
* Identify what concerns you the most in this situation of floods.
* Write your 'Editorial Comment' on this subject with a length of
* The best editorial of the week will be proudly published in the
Certify your ‘Editorial’ by your teacher and send it with your name,
school, grade and your photograph to: [email protected] or by
post to “Junior Observer Editorial”, Lake House, No. 35, D. R.
Wijewardene Mawatha, Colombo 10.
Distribution of text books and uniforms
Under a special disaster relief program organised by the Ministry of
Education for schoolchildren affected by the recent bad weather, the
first stage of despatching school uniforms, textbooks and exercise books
to the provincial and zonal offices started recently at the book stores
complex at Pitipana, Homagama. It started under the patronage of the
Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasdam. In addition, steps are
taken to distribute the material to the Ministry of Education. Two sets
of school uniforms will be provided to each affected child.
Doctors want Olympics moved due to Zika
An open letter from more than 100 leading doctors and scientists has
called for the Rio Olympics to be moved.The letter was sent to the World
Health Organisation, which had rejected the idea of moving or postponing
the Olympics.The WHO believes the Olympics will 'not significantly
alter' the spread of the virus, which is linked to serious birth
The Zika outbreak began in Brazil a year ago, but now more than 60
countries and territories have been affected. While Zika’s symptoms are
mild, it causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and may
also cause a rare and sometimes fatal neurological syndrome in adults.
poo turning Taj Mahal green
The Taj Mahal in India is turning green due to insect poo. Swarms of
small insects are using India’s top tourist attraction as a toilet. The
problem is caused by insects breeding in a polluted river nearby and
there’s been a rise in their number. Cleaners have been hired to scrub
Taj Mahal’s walls every day, but there are worries that their elbow
grease could ruin the beautiful marble and mosaics.The insect is a type
of fly that looks like a mosquito.The Taj Mahal is a huge tomb built by
Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his wife, in the 1600s.It is
visited by millions of people every year.