Students' Works

“When children tell their stories, they are inviting you to be a part of their
worlds. Accept their invitation and be prepared to be awed.”
– Claudine Fernandez

At Artistic Leadership Academy, we embrace the unique qualities of every child. Similarly, we carefully guide each child in producing unique pieces of writing that
showcase their original voice and personal thoughts. This is how our students produce authentic narratives that keep readers interested.

Primary 1–5 Compositions

Enjoy this selection of compositions by our younger students (ages 6 to 11), handpicked for your enjoyment.

Falling Sick

by by Muskan K.G

Primary 3

“Mum! I am leaving!” James called out to his mother while he was tying his shoelace. It was a windy Tuesday morning. The weather was not in his favour. The day had started with dark, ominous clouds, threatening to unleash a fury of rain. James overslept because his alarm had failed to ring and was running late for school. He gave a lovely kiss to his mother. Within minutes, he...

A Major Change

by Nathaniel Chan

Primary 4

Mary had always wanted a pet dog. Whenever she saw her friend’s pet dogs, she would always ask her mother if she could adopt one. Unfortunately, the answer was always a “no” because her mother did not think that she was ready to own a pet. However, when the day finally did come, it changed her life forever… Mary took a deep breath. The fresh cool air filled her lungs....

Facing Fears

by Raeanne Chua

Primary 5

“We’ve signed the whole family up for an exclusive nature hike in Elmcroft Nature Reserve!” replied Joyce excitedly. “Thanks for signing us up. I can’t wait!” Charlie loved everything about nature (except the spiders). However, Charlie should have known before that there would be a catch. When he decided to search for more information about Elmcroft Nature Reserve on the Internet, a statement popped up on the screen: Elmcroft Nature...

PSLE Compositions

Who says PSLE compositions have to be boring? On the contrary, examiners are looking to be wowed. Learn how to impress the PSLE markers.

A Lack of Self-Control

by Lukas Knick

Primary 6

“Goodness me! I need some entertainment!” Steve exclaimed. Steve was at home alone and had finished his homework for the day. His mother, Mrs. Tan, was at the mall and his older brother had tennis CCA that day. His father was at work. So, they left Steve at home alone. Steve got up and plonked himself lazily on the sofa and turned on the television. All of a sudden, Steve’s...

A Special Gift

by Chloe Song

Primary 6

“Wake up! Do you know that it’s Mother’s birthday?” a voice rang in my head and I felt someone vigorously shaking my shoulders. “I’m up!” I yelped. “Stop shaking my shoulders, it hurts.” I opened my eyes to find my brother, John, staring at me with wide eyes. “Why do you look so worried?” I asked, yawning and stretching my arms. “I completely forgot it is Mother’s birthday! I haven’t...

A Special Gift

by Aryan

Primary 6

“Tim, I know what to get for our father’s birthday tomorrow’’, John whispered to Tim. “Yeah? What?’’ Tim asked. “An autographed jersey of the famous basketball player, Thomas Koh! I bought it at a garage sale a few blocks down the road. It was worth a fortune,’’ John answered. “You’re a genius, John! Dad’s a huge fan of Thomas Koh!’’ Tim said in a satisfied way. After school that day,...

Award-Winning Entries

We are proud to feature some of our favourite award-winning entries which have earned accolades not just locally but also internationally.

How Do You Appreciate Your Grandparents

by Avivah Wajahat

Original poem penned for a writing contest organised by St. John’s Home for Elderly Persons

Soft, kind eyes looking up at me, Scent of roses, And mandarin tree. Wide smile, grinning all day. Kind expressions, And words to say. I wrap my parent’s parents, in a warm, long hug. I hold them tightly, As lint would to rug. I embrace them, and kiss their warm cheeks, I respect them and listen, their happiness does not leak. They turn to me, and hug me again. They...

Imagine You Are Planet Earth

by Raeanne Chua

Silver Award, The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020

How many years have I left to live, humans? I think it all depends on you! Day after day, you keep stealing portions of my wealth and make me poorer. Not only that, you misuse me, abuse me so much that I will be ultimately destroyed. Why are you so reckless, humans? Your carelessness has resulted in my forests burning. Oh, my skin is singed! The thick black smoke chokes...

Welcoming an Overseas Visitor

by Nadia Goh

Bronze Award, The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2019

Dear Sophie, I heard that you are coming to Singapore for the first time. I look forward to taking you to some of our famous attractions. After arriving in Singapore, you might want to relax at Gardens by the Bay. There, you will experience the scenic greenery in the Green House and climb up the tall, purple supertrees. Did you know that the supertrees use the light in the daytime...