Wednesday, 2 December 2015

November/December Holidays Fun Pack 2015 - Yong E-Shean

The Keep-Me-Busy Book
I sit at my desk
Open my book
The book with its dog-eared edges
And yellowish-stained pages
I stare at it with anticipation
As I envision the next action
The character will take
I dive right in without a pause
With 365 pages, this book is sure to keep me busy

For the rest of the December holiday

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Reciprocal Reading - Group 1

Group Members: Sandra, Nathaniel, Aik Kiat, Fareish and E-Shean

Title of Text: Just What The Doctor Ordered

Summariser: This text is about Dr Seuss's Ideals and Quotes.
Questioner: What were his books about?
Predictor: I predict that this text is about a doctor who manages to find a cure for something.
Clarifier: Who is Dr Seuss?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Creative Writing 1- The wild woods

The lane lay before him. It was plain grey and the area was so silent that he could hear a pin drop. A shiver started to run up his spine causing the nape of his neck to tingle.This place was shabby, broken down and things falling apart.

His senses were heightened and it was cold out there. Paint splashed onto the red old building. There were eerie sounds. He told himself it was just the wind. When he turned back slightly, he saw a blink of light flashing. It was not a car if it was then he could hear the engine. Oh no! What have he gotten himself into

Then the light flashed, this time brighter and nearer, hitting directly on his eye. He could not see what is going on. Then, he heard a loud bang, it was so loud that the sound could be heard at the end of the street.

He was so terrified that he stood rooted to the ground. His mouth was agape and hands shielding his eyes. He started praying slightly. My whole body was trembling like a leaf.

I ran, that was the only option I could think of. I did not dare look back. Till this day, I do not know what caused that incident.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

The Wild Wood - Creative writing task 1 - Wee Ashley

The park laid before him as light drew less. Lush tall trees were surrounding him. Sheldon had finally finished his tuition and started walking home. The light from his handphone lit up his face. Glancing up briefly, he noticed a pair of eyes which flashed up for an instant. Shaking his head, Sheldon looked back down onto his phone.
Soon, he heard rustling and saw more pairs of eyes surrounding him. He knew this was all fun excitement and told himself cheerfully that he was just imagining things. Suddenly,he heard a faint scream right behind him. More eyes seemed to appear and the park got dimmer and dimmer. He thought he felt someone tapping him and without turning around, he ran, although he knew not where and at last, he took refuge in the deep dark hollow of a beech tree.
When the coast was clear and Sheldon had calmed down, he headed home with the scream still ringing in his ears.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Nathaniel Ting — Creative Writing Task – The Wild Wood

Creative Writing Task — The Wild Wood 

        The street stretched before him. The light from the sky dimmed gradually as he brushed past the bushes that grew along the pavement. The street reeked with evil, causing him to feel uneasy that particular day. Uncertainty flooded his mind.
        Were there really bright, glistening eyes hidden in the bushes? He was unsure. It seemed as though he was hallucinating, yet he felt is was reality on some parts too. He shrugged off his fears and continued his stroll down the street. Roars of thunder were soon audible after a couple moments. He quickened his steps, his heart palpitating faster over time. His eyes began darting around, as if he had just experienced a seizure of sorts!
        The thunder were soon muted out of the blue, creating an eerie silence that threatened him. His back was damp with sweat, as cold, tiny beads of perspiration trickled down his forehead and rolled down his spine. Far in the distance his eyes targeted a quick, unexplainable flash across the trees, leaving the leaves rustling loudly, shattering the silence into a million pieces in the surroundings. A pair of glistening eyes paused and stared at him from the leaves it hid stealthily in. He was unnerved by what he had witnessed.
        He dared not edge closer, yet there was no other route home. He inched cautiously, before he was alerted by something that plummeted off the tree branch, and on to the ground. He yelped in fear, avoiding the being that came at him.
        What was it? He took a quick glance at it, before heaving a deep, dragged sigh of relief.
        What it was, he could not identify in the cold, black darkness. Yet, he now knew that it was of no threat as he carefully listened to the being rush out of sight, frightened. He giggled to himself under his breath, thinking about how much he had acted like a coward a few moments ago.


Creative Writing Task - Wen Xuan

Writing Task
The street lay before Jane. The stone walls ran alongside her, bamboo poles sticking out of the windows of the houses. The shadows laid on Jane with only dim streetlights lighting up the whole street. There are also litters on the floor with turned over rubbish bin that is stationary. This was all thrilling with a little of spookiness added. At the side of Jane's feet, she noticed a bright white light with a circle of brown inside it. She stared at it, for a moment the eyes lighted and one second later it vanished. She stood there wondering what she saw, she taught it was a hallucination. She paced on telling he not to think weird things. Numerous number of eyes appeared on the wall beside her, squeaking sounds were heard. The eyes kept on blinking, and bright white teeth were shown. Jane started to panic, she started from walking, to pacing, to running then to sprinting but the blinking eyes kept on following. Then she spotted her parents car and seek refuge in it. She wished that she had listened to her parents and not to walk out onto the streets. 

The Wild Wood - Edison

    The park lay before her.The light of the day was growing smaller as it was getting dark. The moonlight soon splits its ray as the canopy reflected it around the place. The silence of the night builds up the atmosphere as creeks resounded through the stagnant air.

    Anxiety began to surface…John froze as beads of perspiration trickled down his forehead as he muttered under his breath,”Could it be an animal, ghost or even?” Out of the blue, a sharp ear piercing “shrieked” broke John’s train of thoughts. Fear shivered down his spine as he was immobilised with fear. He consoled himself,” Everything’s alright…” Little did he know the eyes watching him through the night.

    The sound of the ear piercing scream reverberated in the air. His imagination ran wild, along with constant confusion  rumbling in his head. At that moment, he thought he saw something peering over his head. The shock robbed him off speech as he trembled with fear. Dextrously, he took to his heels and ran like his own shadow was chasing him. Overcome by fatigue, John stumbled into to the ground. He should have known never to go to the woods alone in the dark, as he shuffled to the nearest shelter.

Ng KangZhe - Creative writing task

The park lay before him. Trees populated the area, while the ominous dark clouds patched the bright Sun. There, he saw a bench. After a long day at work, he decided to walk to the bench and take a rest. At that point, he was not expecting anything. Just when he sat down, the bench moved slightly. He was shocked at that instant. Jumping ip from the bench, he slowly backed off. Thinking that he was hallucinating because of a long day at work, he dismissed that thought and sat down again. The bench moved again. This time, he jumped up immediately. Imagining things, he ran away, trembling.
Until today, he didn't know that the bench wasn't balanced.

The Wild Wood

The Wild Wood

The park lay before Eddie. It was deep in the night. The trees covered the well-lit moonlight. Eddie started to walk across the pavement, crossing the trees one by one as he held his breath while keeping his fingers crossed. He sensed that there were two eyes following him as he went darker and darker into the park. He halted and stopped his tracks. He looked around him to see a lot of branches strewn over the pavement as leaves cluttered at a corner. But there was no sign of anyone other than him. He was expecting light at the end but it never came. His heart palpitated wildly as drips of sweat flowed down his forehead. Fear started to take over Eddie as fast as his heart was beating. The two eyes, now four, six, eight were multiplying at a rate. He stopped again in his tracks. The park was getting darker and darker until only his eyes and mouth was visible. He knew that he needed to do something, and that something was run. He ran towards the light as it got brighter and brighter. But unfortunately, he tripped over the branches and fell onto the ground when the park started to light up. He laid on the ground as he laughed to himself for scaring himself.

The Wild Wood - Isa

  The park lay before him. Twigs crackled under his feet as he walked home from his violin class. The trees were all swaying from the strong gush of wind. The park had only a few people jogging, giving an eerie feeling. Ben was exhausted after a long day of violin lesson at Dover.
  "Crrk" crackling of leaves was heard nearby. Ben's heart skipped a beat as it occurred. He scanned his surroundings for any threat but found none and continued his journey. Just then, he felt a cold presence after seeing a silhouette. He hastened his pace when he felt something behind him lurking in the shadows. He started to imagine things of which he didn't want to, but the thought of it bugged him too much.
  Then suddenly he felt as though someone was looking at him. He quickly looked back when he thought someone tapped him on the shoulder, but soon realise it was just a dead leaf. He began to walk even faster to end this nightmare. His hands were sweaty, and he fidgeted around, thinking that the mysterious thing had surrounded him.
  A gush of wind came and imagined a voice. He took on his heels. He ran his best and came to his block. He hid behind a pillar and waited for the mysterious figure to disappear.
  As he waited, he wished that he had listened to his mother and not hand around of the mall after lesson.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The Wild Woods - Yong E-Shean

            The running track lay before John like a huge Black Hole, except that it was red in colour.  The eerie moonlight shining down on the track made it all the more menacing, sending shivers down John’s spine.  He placed his valuables on one of those cute little plastic chairs meant for spectators, and headed down to the track to start his daily jog.
           On the fifth round around the track, John ran past two majestic apple trees for the fifth time.  However, this time, it occurred to John that there was something strange about the two apple trees.  “Did the trees just move an inch to the right?” John thought, puzzled.  He hoped not.  As he stared stolidly at the trees, he almost thought he heard a muffled cough.  He listened intently, but a second cough never came.  Strange.  Really strange.
           As John cautiously and hesitantly approached the two apple trees, a gust of wind blew.  Being overly reactive, John immediately perceived the gust of wind to be that of a hand touching his shoulder.  With a yelp of fright, he dashed straight towards his two hundred million dollar cobalt blue Porsche.  He took out the car keys from his pocket, opened the car door with desperate and shaky hands, flew into it, and drove off.

           Back at the running track, a blue iPhone 5S and an Ocean Pacific wallet were spotted lying on a plastic chair, patiently waiting for their owner to retrieve them.  Unfortunately, their owner had already driven off in sheer fright and panic, abandoning them.

Done By: Yong E-Shean

The Wild Woods ( Guan Yu )

                 The street lay in front of him. It was filled with cars going at a break-neck speed. Headlights shone brightly like fireflies in a dark forest. The traffic junction was filled with people waiting to get to the other side of the road where the train station was. Jimmy was heading to his best friend Sam's house which was located in the forest behind the station.Jimmy crossed the road and walked into the dark lonely pathway which leads to Sam's house. As Jimmy crossed the eerie pathway, he felt beads of perspiration forming on his forehead. He never believed in ghosts but this was sending chills up his spine. Out of the blue, Jimmy heard a loud familiar sound of twigs snapping. He immediately turned to the source of the sound and saw a shadow bolting past. Jimmy tried listening out for the same sound but all he could hear was the crickets making a lot of noise. He resumed walking, but more silently this time. The same sound reappeared, Jimmy turned around and saw the same figure. By this time, his dace turned pale and he was mumbling to himself. The sound of the twigs snapping became louder and faster until the figure appeared in multiple directions as a gust of wind blew. Jimmy stood rooted to the ground , looking around slowly as a tear rolled down his cheeks, he was lost for words and did not know what to do. Then, the figure came slowly towards him. His eyes widen as the figure came nearer. A squirrel popped out, crossed the path and into the other side of the forest. He heaved a sigh of immense relief as he resumed walking to Sam's house.

The Wild Wood (Dion)

The park lay before him. It was dense, full of trees closely packed together in a suffocating clump. In the morning, it was an energetic, light-drenched, place where people from all walks of life enjoyed, but by night, everything was cold, dead and silent. Even the playground seemed like a monstrous body slumped over.

"Well, the park's the same place in the morning and the night!" He muttered as loud as he dared. " Just... with fewer people... and light...a-and..."

He stopped in his tracks, heart jackhammering against his ribs. In the faint light of a tall, lone lamp post, a long faded shadow grew longer and longer. And it was not his.

A hard knot of doubt started to form at the base of his throat, already beginning to choke him, but just as the doubt began to transform into fear, the shadow vanished. Without a trace.

Suddenly, the whole place emitted a sense of silent hostility. The light suddenly harsh, the shadows curved and sharp. Even the blanket of velvety night sky above was a void of cold darkness.

A creeping panic slowly consumed him, like icy water trickling down his back...

Just then, he happened to stroll straight into a brightly lit path of lamp posts, and he almost let his fears disappear.

Then the first of the shadows crept into view.

Silent, slow, but getting faster, long human-like shapes filling the lighted path, criss-crossing, all dark, all large, all coming from multiple sources.

 The panic, fear and doubt spiralled into a scream that shredded his vocal chords. His legs carried him through the path, through trees that scratched his skin, and dark rolling patches of uneven dirt and grass.

Through dazed mind and fear-filled thoughts, he wished he never walked through the accursed park.

Writing Task 1 Wild Woods

                        The street laid before him. John was waiting for the traffic light, as he stood under the warm yellow glow of the street lamps in the shadowy darkness.The rough asphalt floor scrapped onto his sole as he crossed the street. The trees rattled and the leaves rattled as the cool evening wind blew. A burst of air suddenly blew move pass him, but he told himself it was all his imagination.
                      John walked along and suddenly, he saw two little evil eyes staring at him and as he got closer and closer, a big sinister smile appeared. John ran and ran,  hearing the rustling sound in his ears, feeling that he was followed, but when he turned back the eyes and smile had vanished, it was as if nothing had happened. His heart palpitating, cold droplets of perspiration dripped onto his neck, and cold shivers went down his spine. Then suddenly more eyes popped up and the wind started to blow harder and harder and John started to hear whirling sounds.
                    John ran as fast as his leg could carry, crying every step of the way with his fears drip down onto cold, hard and rough concrete floor,he had no idea where to run to but his legs could carry him no more and stayed at the bus stop till day.
                   He wished he had stayed at home

The Wild Wood Creative Writing

The street lay before him. The night had come and the lamps along the street flickered. Jack shivered and pulled his jacket tighter. He quickened his pace. Every step he took echoed through the street. The lamps cast a looming shadow. The street was empty and he looked around him as he walked. "There's no one here, nothing would happen to me," Jack convinced himself bravely. The cold wind blew at his face. Jack thought he saw a shadow move past him. His head swivelled from side to side as he tried looking for the thing that had cast the shadow. His dark, brown eyes were wide with fear as he walked. His heart palpitated wildly like as if it was trying to burst out of his ribcage. He felt something watching him. He turned around and saw a pair of dark, evil eyes that vanished. He continued walking but the back of his neck prickled with fear. Soft, evil cackles echoed in his mind. Suddenly, from the corner of his eye, he saw the shadow flit past him again. This time, it seemed bigger. The shadow came nearer and nearer as the eyes stared at him with malice. The cackles got louder in his mind. Overcome with panic, he took a step backwards, turned around and bolted from his spot. Blinded with fear, he ran to places he had never seen. He saw the bright light from the convenience store and ran inside. He wished he had listened to his parents when they told him to go home before dark.

The woods ( imagery, narrative writing)

The pavement lay before her, dark and gloomy.The line of trees by the street rustled lightly.A cold breeze blew against her cheeks, tugging ever so slightly on her hair.The forest across the street grew darker and the gloomy sky loomed before her.Slight whispers and strange noises escaped from the thick and dense vegetation.
She was comforted by the thought of reaching home safely and quickly. Picking up her pace, convinced that she would reach home earlier, she was interrupted abruptly by a sharp ear piercing noise travelled from the woods and reverberated through the evening air. A flock of birds flew out of the forest, traumatised. She whipped her head around and there a strange glow was emitted from the heart of the forest. The shadows formed by the glow danced wildly around the thick willows. She was terrified, yet mesmerised by this odd occurrence. Suddenly, from the corner of her eyes, a shadow darted into the forest, followed by the rustling of the leaves.She stood rooted to the spot, a bead of perspiration dripping down her cheeks. And in the spur of the moment she ran, as fast as her legs could carry her. The air surrounding her started getting chillier but she continued running, completely oblivious to the dropping temperatures.
When she finally reached home, she could barely breathe, the cold iron gates of the house suddenly seemed inviting,she quickly entered the gates, fearful that anything that was in the forest had followed her home. She then collapsed into the couch and fell into a deep slumber

The Wild Wood

The street lay before her. The street lights were unnaturally dim and it gave out an aura of mystery. Long shadows were cast and they all seem to be reaching out to grab her. Dark ominous clouds darkened the sky. Thunder rumbled in the distance, intermittently. A bolt of lightning flashed, sending her jumping out of her skin. A gust of wind caressed her raven black hair. Her footsteps quickened and the echoes of every step rung in her ears. Her heart palpitated vigorously against her ribcage. Beads of perspiration dotted her forehead and snowballed down her cheek. She bowed her head down and walked as fast as her legs could carry her. She could have run, but her legs seemed to have turned jelly. Two long shadows enveloped her and she turned quickly. "Who are..." To her amazement, there was not a soul. "It must be my eyes", she mumbled to herself as she crossed the road and turned a corner. She looked up and faced a blank wall. It was a dead end and the darkness of the smelly alley engulfed her. Terror, in an intensity that she had never felt before, filled her. A bolt of lightning flashed and she thought she saw a man's silhouette. Another bolt of lightning flashed, but he was gone! She had never believed in ghosts but now, she had inevitably felt the presence of someone... or something. From the corner of her eye, she saw a light twinkling faintly. She turned around, but it was gone! It must be my eyes, she  convinced herself once again but this time, fear had filled her. The devil's pit seemed to hold her hostage. She tried to turn tail, but her legs seemed to have a mind of their own. She was rooted to the ground. She closed her eyes shut and prayed fervently for her to be safe and sound.
She wished that she had listened to her parents - Never venture onto the streets at midnight.

The wild wood creative writing

The bus stop stood before John. It was silent. The air smelt like wet grass. John took a peek out of the bus stop, only to realise it was raining. John ran to the bus stop to take shelter from the rain. Soon, it became dark. He sat on the seat which was already wet from the heavy downpour. Some cars passed by on the wet ground. It was as if the rain tried to stop John from going hom. John was worried, however, he calmed himself down, telling himself he could make it to the nearby MRT station before the MRT service ended.

It was pitch dark and pouring heavily. The young boy made his way across the pitch dark street. There was not a soul to be seen. Suddenly, he heard a noise coming from a nearby bush. He turned around, but there was nothing at all. John then heard some noises which sounded like footsteps. He turned his attention to it, but it was gone. Vanished. John quickly rushed to the nearest shelter, away from the noises. He told himself not to begin imagining things. As he walked he heard the haunting sound which devastated him. He was in a complete mess. He was afraid and alone. Then suddenly it seemed like every dark area had a pair of eyes looking at him. The noises also got louder, louder and louder. Street lamps, which was his only source of light, started to flicker. He started to sweat even though the air was cooler than usual. The area also seemed to get darker.

John was in a complete state of shock, he took off as fast as his legs could go. Away. Far, far away. Away from the evil sounds which lurked in the dark. John, not knowing where he was, just ran. He ended up in another MRT station not far away.

John did not know what to do. He was lost, alone, and he did not have anything.

Amirul Creative Writing

The park lay before him. As he started walking, trees hovered him. Only the streetlights illuminate the dark park. Up in the branches, he saw glowing eyes staring at him. He decided to turn away but when he looked back, it was all gone. He decided to make a dash for the exit, but out of the blue, a cat appeared in front of him which made him jump. He started telling himself not to worry but to find a way to get out of the park. Then, as he was about to continue walking, the trees started swaying from left to right non-stop, leaving leaves all over the ground. Then, he made a beeline to what-he-thought was an exit. As he approached it, he realised it was a dead end. At that point in time, he went to his knees and tears started dripping down his cheeks. Only now did he realise that he should have listen to his parents' advice.

Bervin The Wild Wood

           The park lay before him as he was strolling pleasantly through the park. Most moist grass were trampled on as he ran over them in joy. The leaves were shivering like pieces of paper the cool wind blew them. Branches were swaying from side to side as little creatures hid in the barks of the trees from time to time. He was feeling an upbeat of joy. Suddenly, a small creature scurried by. The boy turned around in fight as curiosity overwhelmed him. Then, there was a sudden rumbling coming from the deep, dark forest. A pair of menacing glowing eyes gazed at him for a moment and vanished. His legs were trembling at the moment. Then, he looked back but saw another pair of sinister looking eyes again. Now, the leaves around him rustled. He ran aimlessly as a leaf landed on his shoulder. His heart was pounding heavily like a hammer hitting the ground. He took refuge in a near-by hut. He knew his friends were right about the haunted park. He swore he would never ever come here again no matter what.

Short Paragraph 1 (The Wild Wood)

The street lay before her. The moon was unnaturally bright, the buildings casted long shadows on the street. The streetlight was dimly lit, bare illuminating the path. Home is just two streets away, besides, there's is nobody else on this street other than you. Lisa told herself, but it just sounded like she was trying to convince herself. Suddenly, Lisa froze. Was it simply her imagination, or did she hear a scratch almost like a claw scratching against walls? Wait— were those lights ahead eyes? However, in a blink of an eye, they disappear.

I must stop hallucinating, or it will never end. Lisa told herself firmly. Her skin prickled— she felt like the whole street was watching her every move. Goosebumps appeared. Lisa almost screamed when she saw a shadow on a building— a shadow that was not hers.

"Whoever that is-s," Lisa called, stuttering. "Go away! I'm not scared of you!" Suddenly, those orbs of light reappeared. There were four now. Flickering in the darkness, they seemed to me coming closer and closer. Against the dimly lit street, those eyes seemed to be glowing.

Lisa screamed in terror and tore down the street, away from those eyes. Then she heard the creature call behind her, the cry loud and piercing. She stopped short at the familiar sound, her eyes widening in disbelief at the creature.


Short paragraph 1, (The Wild wood)

    The alleyway laid like a carpet before him. Rubbish cluttered the narrow opening of it, filling the place with a horrible pungent. This smell was delicious to some scavenging animals and attracted many. A lone white mouse standing upright on two legs, looking inquisitively into the alleyway with its black beady eyes, sniffing the air hungrily was one of them. His name was Klaus and he was out on a mission. Not long ago, he and his family were chased out of their very comfortable home in a rich Minister's house by his cat and young maid. Now, they were living in a hole of the dirty sewers with absolutely no food. For a family who lived in luxury, it was too much to bear. Now, Klaus was out to look for food and it seemed he had. The tall walls towered high up, looming over the tiny creature as shadows flickered throughout the alley as other night prowlers scavenged for food. He felt his blood rushing through him at top speed. What was garbage to us was food for them, food enough to fill his and his family's hungry bellies. His heart swelled with pride and got onto his fours, lunging forward with a dramatic lunge, leaving behind the bright street and entering the dark, unforgiving alleyway. His paws tapped on the concrete floor lightly, and a ringing sound could be heard faintly. Lifting his nose, he quickly identified where there was food with his acute sense of smell. Twitching in excitement, he positioned himself to leap into a large green metal can where he had identified some old cheese and rotten bread. However, he picked up a faint yet distinct sound of soft footsteps. Swiftly yet silently, he disappeared behind the can. His small heart beat furiously on his chest as he took short and quick breaths. He peeked out of the alleyway through his bead-like eyes. 'Nothing's wrong, nothing's wrong,' he thought to himself. But deep down he knew he could not trick himself. Never had he been afraid of the dark or of small noises or shadows, not even when he was just a few weeks old. But that incident had taken away all his courage. He took a deep breath and tip-toed out from behind the can. All of a sudden, a long, long, shadow stretched over his body. He could take it no more, he leapt high up and crashed down into the garbage bin. The bin wobbled under the sudden intrusion and then finally, crashed! Klaus huddled up inside a soup can, shivering worriedly, in a massive state if shock. Then through the deadly silence that had ensued the crash, a small, sweet voice rang out,"Dad? Are you there?" Klaus recognised it as his daughter, Daisy's voice. Just then, he distinctly remembered his wife saying that they would go after hime but due to his excitement, it had totally slipped his mind.

Monday, 27 April 2015

A Time I Perservered And Was Sucessful

When i was in primary school, i was in robotic cca. Since primary 3 when i was first sent to a competition called (NJRC) National Junior Robotics Competition. Three groups were sent from my school and one of the groups got into the finals. ever since i saw them get into the finals, I always worked hard just to try to get into the finals. In my last year to participate in the competition, i finally got into the finals. I was so happy and excited.

A time when I persevered and was succesful

             On a usual Saturday morning, I woke up with a load in my heart. I was as tired as a dog. I had lots of worksheets for the preparation of the PSLE. I trudged to my desk and it was piled with my work of the day by my parents. I thought it was impossible to complete for a moment. The worksheets were a pain to my eyes. Without hesitation, I just had to do my homework or I will not have to bear the load the next day. I just grabbed a pen and started scribbling down the answers on my worksheets in a flash. By the evening, I completed all my work and was satisfied at my accomplishment. I felt like a prisoner that has been free.

A time I persevered and succesful

On 2014, before PSLE, I was really stressed into burring myself into my books of relentless notes, and pages. I was afraid of the thoughts of failing, and tried to burn the midnight oil to work through the night, however when it came to the first exam, I was overcome by fatigue, as my eye reddened in tiredness. The exams came swift as I changed my way of studying. I started STUDYING SMART, NOT STUDYING HARD. After countless practice of my subjects, I finally managed to get though the exams with ease, without a slight issue. I was really thankful that I was able to go though without much problem. This was a time I persevered and succeed, despite the countless of failures at the start.

School Of Science and Technology

A time I persevered and was successful (Revised Edition)

I remembered that I persevered with the workload and revision which I had to complete during my primary school graduation year.  For a couple of months, I was tired mentally and physically and tried very hard to cope with the increasing stress. Everyday my brain would be filled with stress. I felt that I was draining out lots of energy everyday. Since I had that level of commitment and of which my greatest desire which was  to ensure that my parents were proud of me, I worked twice as hard in the upcoming weeks. The day before the first PSLE paper (English Language), I mustered enough energy to go through my whole English file till about 10p.m. That was what I did for the rest of the papers.  Then, finally, on the PSLE results day, I was announced as one of the top and now I have realised that the quote," hard work will pay off" is really true. That was the time I persevered and was successful where there were fruitful rewards.

A Time I Persevered And Was Successful

One time I participated in a 100-m run in my primary school. I got third place in one of the heats and barely made it into the semi-finals. I knew that I was not going to win anything if I run like at this speed for the semi-finals which was a month later. I decided to practice at least four times a week at the track near my house. Everytime I practiced, I would run four rounds around the track before beginning to run 100-m, with a friend who helped me take down my timing. I would train two hours each session and each time I trained, at the end of the day, I would run one last 100m and record it down. I realised that my timing improved every session. On the actual sports day, I made it through the Semi Finals. I proceeded to run the Finals and I won first place. I was very happy and proud that I persevered all the way, resulting in a good achievement.

A Time I Persevered and Was Successful

I had an entire stack of worksheets staring at me in the face. All these work were revision for my upcoming Primary School Leaving Examinations(PSLE). I was stuck, I did not know what to do first, I gripped the pen tightly in my hands with my palms sweating, I started on the first revision paper. I was rushing through my homework, I did not know whether I did it correctly or not, I just did my work. The sound of the pen scratching softly on the paper was significant, I was pressing down hard on my pen. In the end, I managed to finish my work, but the work I produced, the quality I am unsure of.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

A Time I Persevered And Was Successful

There was once I participated in a debating competition against Qi Fa Primary School. The motion was a challenging one and my school was the proposition team. The competition was really challenging as the competitors were very strong. I wanted to give up even after hearing the first speaker only. I persevered and told myself that I can do it. We wrote down notes and "fought back". Before the competition, I attended "Junior-Lexis" and learnt quite a lot from professional debaters. I really enjoy debating and no matter what challenges I face, I will still continue to debate. I think that the challenges do not put me down but push me further to greater heights. I think if we persevere, we can succeed.

A Time I Persevered and was Sucessful

             It was the mad rush. PSLE was almost over but I stilled had Higher Chinese paper left. The temptation to play games and have fun was overwhelming. I was jealous of my other classmates who had already finished their examination and were partying and yet I still had to study for my Higher Chinese examinations but I persevered and studied. In the end I scored a distinction .

A time I persevered and was successful

The time I persevered was when I learnt how to solve a 3x3 Rubik's cube. It may seem impossible, which was exactly what I thought of at first. However, after watching a tutorial and sort of figuring out what the rough idea was, I began. Memorization was the hardest part of the process, I spent 40 minutes, which felt like an eternity. It was like a riot of colours in my brain, mentally juggling all the 54 different stickers and their orientations. Once that was done, everything was significantly easier. Using a set of algorithms, I was able to "move" the pieces around on the cube. After 10 minutes, I took off my blindfold. I felt so, so, accomplished.

I was glad that I persevered.

(i forgot how to solve it now lol)

A time I persevered and was successful

During the Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging period, my CCA teacher told us that only those who practised hard and could dance properly would be selected to participate in the SYF. As I was only a P4 pupil at that time, I wanted to be part of the team that goes for SYF as it would be the first competition that I participated in. My CCA teacher was not going to pick everybody to participate in the SYF. My friends and I were very nervous as we wanted to be selected so badly. We trained a lot ever since the teacher made the announcement. During recess time, we would take at least ten minutes to practise the dance steps. During our CCA training, when our instructor gave us breaks, we would just take a few sips of water and continue practising. Due to our hard work, we finally bared the fruits of our labour. We were selected to be part of the SYF team! Even after we were selected, we never stopped training. Instead of having CCA practice once a week every Monday, we had practice on Wednesday too, making our practices twice a week. All of the dancers persevered and on the day of our SYF performance, we gave our best and put in all of our efforts. A few weeks later, we received our results, we had achieved a Silver for our performance! Although we did not achieve our target of Gold with Honours, we were happy that we at least managed to maintain the Silver achieved from the previous years.

A time I persevered and was successful.

At the end of my P6 year,  my school told the entire Primary 6 cohort that we were going to do a fund-raising fair! The money made would go to TOUCH services as well as St Luke's Eldercare Centre, along with several other organisations. My friends and I grouped up immediately and started thinking of some things we could do and we ended up doing Perler bead crafts. So, every day after school, we would work on the thousands of multicoloured beads, and painstakingly drop them into shapes. Afterwards, our eyes would feel like they were going to explode and our hands would feel like numb, useless balloons.

In the end, we amassed hundreds of crafts for the fair. We were confident of dominating the sales of crafts. Upon  decorating our booth, completing it with banners and displays, stocked with our designs, we came across some terrible news, we had lost a quarter of our crafts! We only had about three days to come up with enough crafts to account for our missing ones. Furthermore, one group member had gone on holiday.

In the end, we persevered and kept making so many crafts that we managed to account for the missing crafts! On the actual day, the painstakingly made crafts were sold out within a few hours. I came up with a last minute "We Are Sold Out" sign as the four of us reveled in our business, bathing in success, passing about a hundred dollars of coupons to our teacher, to her shock and surprise that we actually earned so much money. Here is an example of a design that we based of for a couple of our crafts:

A Time I Persevered And Was Successful

Scrabble Competition 2014

Last year, when I was in Primary 6, it was my last year to be part of my Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) and the last year to participate in the Scrabble Competition for the Primary School Category. For the past few years I had been participating in team events but to no avail. I wanted to participate in individual events but could not make it. Thus, the 3-player event was the only chance for me to win something for my primary school for my CCA.

I trained before the competition; memorised a lot of Scrabble words, learned techniques and some easy bingo words.

During the competition, we managed to came in as 4th position in the Superzonal Category. Despite my teammate losing a lot of times, we persevered and managed to beat a top player from St Hilda's. After this incident, I learnt that if you have the passion and you work hard on it, you can be the top.

A Time I Persevered And Was Successful

In the early years of robotics in my primary school, my dream was to win the regional First Lego League Singapore.

During the first few months of 2014, the school gave me an opportunity to fulfill my long awaited dream. I formed a Team with my friends. We called ourselves "Pencil Bots". We thought it was going to be a breeze as we thought we had a lot of time. However, the truth dawned upon us. We realised we only had three months or so to prepare for the competition. This sparked worries among our group as we thought we could not make it. We thought we did not have enough time.

For the first month or so, we knew time was of the essence. The word "failure" haunted us. We worked very hard to try to make sure our nightmare did not become reality. We persevered and did our best.

At the end of the first month, we found out that we were ahead of time. The nightmare was slowly vanishing and my dream of winning was starting to become a reality.

In the second month a new hurdle appeared. Exams. However, the exams only slowed us down, they did not stop us. We continued to persevere in hopes of being successful.

Seeing the fruit of our hard work from the first month, we continued to persevere. With the everlasting and strong support of our families, friends, and especially teachers, we managed to complete our preparation just in time for the competition.

Time flew by and soon it was time for the annual two-day competition

During the course of the two days during the competition, we did our best and persevered. Even though we made mistakes which lowered our morale, we still did our best.

Even though throughout the whole journey of the competition, the tides turned on us many times, we managed to bypass them.

So you may be wondering, what was our results? Well, the fruit of our labour was that we claimed the title of Champions for the regional competition and qualified for the First Lego Leauge Championships held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada two months later.

A Time I Persevered And Was Successful

During my Primary 6 Camp, I had the opportunity to attempt rock climbing.  I had long dreamt of climbing to the top of a rock wall, but it was easier said than done, as I soon found out.  In the beginning, I breezed past the first ten metres.  However, the higher I went, the more exhausted I began to feel.  Fatigue overtook me as I struggled to carry on.  My legs and arms ached from the stress of my body weight.  I did feel like giving up at times when the fatigue was too much to bear. Furthermore, I was afraid of heights, which made me all the more panicky to be so far away from level ground.  However, I still managed to climb up the wall, inch-by-inch, step-by-step.  My classmates down below also shouted words of encouragement and cheered me on.  After what seemed like eternity, I could finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I had almost reached the top of the wall!  It was within arm’s reach as I used my last strength of energy to boost myself up.  And I did it!  I had actually managed to climb up the rock wall!  In the end, I was able to turn my long-held dream of climbing to the top of a rock wall into a reality.

Done By: Yong E-Shean

A time I Persevered and Was Successful

The time I persevered and was successful was during my West Zone Girls Basketball Competition.  This was the first basketball competition I participated in. My team was experienced and I was a newbie in that team. I was overwhelmed with nervousness and wanted to go back because the opponents were taller and bigger than me. The opponents were from Kranji Primary School. My team encouraged me and gave me the confidence to face them. During the competition, they were rough and quite good. Even though we lost,  our coach told us that we did better than last year. I feel so good that I persevered.

A time when I persevered and succeeded

Perfecting  my Waltz Jumps

A few months ago, I started figure skating and it was really tough. I didn't immediately become good at it. However, during the few months, I met some amazing people (some of them not in the picture) who guided me through my skating journey.
They taught me how to do some difficult manoeuvres on ice, such as a three turn ad backward crossovers. However, there was an especially difficult move called the Waltz Jump that was extremely difficult to carry out. Almost every time I tried to jump. I would always fall and it was extremely frustrating as I always ended up with bruises and cuts after falling.  No matter how hard I tried to stop falling, I couldn't seem to land properly. After a month of hard work, determination and friends who guided me and helped me up when I fell and supported me (literally) I finally managed to land properly. The first time I carried out a successful waltz jump, my legs ached so much from an hour of skating and my ankle wanted to turn, however, this time, I actually managed to land it properly. 
It felt amazing to finally be able to carry out a Waltz jump, it might not seem much, but perfecting my waltz jump also encouraged me to put more effort into my skating and persevere.

A time when I persevered and was successful.

    I stared at the stack of Mathematics Revision Worksheets. I just could not bring myself to pick up the pen on the table and start writing on the worksheets. My mind was blank and I could not even bare to look at the numbers on the worksheets. Every time I look at the numbers on the worksheet, I went dizzy. Just then, my brothers said they were going out to play football. I thought: If I cannot concentrate and focus on the task at hand, why not join them? I might come back with a different state of mind, a better one.

    "Wait up!" I shouted as I race up the stairs and donned my sportswear in a flash.

    I wore my shoes with unparalleled speed and pick up the ball on the ground. I saw my brothers outside the door waiting for me.

    "Let's go!" I exclaimed in excitement as I dribbled in ball past them.

    We had a whale of a time just playing downstairs at the court. After I came back, I sat down at the dining table and started doing the Mathematics Revision Worksheets with a different state of mind: just finish this stack of worksheets and go to school happily tomorrow! I never left my seat, never looked up and persevered at doing the worksheets. After doing many worksheets, I flipped through the stack of worksheets only to find the mountain of sheets of homework I was left with to do. Nevertheless, I pressed on and completed my homework. 

    "Hurray!" I exclaimed.

    After I had finished my homework, it was already very late. Only then did I shower. I was so happy that I could finally focus on the task at hand for so long without leaving the seat. I felt so accomplished. I had one thing to thank: my perseverance.

A time when I persevered

      On a Saturday morning, I took out my usual stack of homework given by my teacher for the upcoming major exam, PSLE. I was wondering if it was possible to complete all those worksheets in two days. I persevered on and just did my work. By the evening of that day, I completed all my homework and was proud of myself.

The time I persevered and achieved success

My teacher had suggested that I join this competition sometime in May,2014. As PSLE was not too close yet, I took up the challenge, I did not really know what to write when I first got on the website. As the 60 minutes I had became 45, my mind was still blank. The theme I was given was "build". Finally, I got an idea and typed and typed... I had seen the submitted entries from past years and also the winner's entry. After typing mine and comparing it to the entry by the winner in 2013 and 2012, I felt very discouraged as mine seemed very inferior to the other entries. As the clock ticked down from 45 minutes to 20, I just stared at the screen, contemplating dropping the idea of submitting my entry altogether But then I got a sudden sense of motivation and besides, there seemed to be no harm trying. I submitted my entry and got the good news a few weeks later around June that my entry had been longlisted then shortlisted. They even invited all authors of shortlisted entries to the prize presentation ceremony. They then proceeded to read out the winners, the first(7 and 8-year-olds) and second(9 and 10-year-olds) categories went by in a blur. Then, the MC announced the results of the third category, the category I was in.  To my utmost shock, I actually got runner-up for my category! To be honest, I never actually thought I would make it this far, let alone get runner-up. We were all given a book which, to this day, I still hold very closely to me.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

A time I peservered and was successful

Okto Cup 2
During the December Holidays, me and my friends decided to join the second Okto Cup. We practiced the futsal court near my house and we trained very hard. The competition was as usual, very tough. There were over 600 teams competing for one thing. Victory. At first, we thought that we could not make it to the second round, but with the advice from parents' and teammates, we managed to go to the QUARTER FINALS. We were proud of ourselves as the matches were on consecutive days and we had little rest. But with the motivation of our supporters (parents, friends), we persevered and endured till the end. Although the cup wasn't ours, we were proud of ourselves for being the top eight teams in the competition. And this has been the best memory and the best memory of perseverance and hard work....

A time i persevered.

I was doing my math work, all alone at home on a sunny Sunday,the air was filled the rustling of leaves and the sounds of people carrying out their daily routines jobs, like washing the toilet,dong business with other people,or carrying loads and driving machines in the construction site.What zen, i thought.What peace, what...RING!!! What the...I picked up the phone and it was my friend Bob,somebody that had just ruined my perfect moment of zen and peace."What?""You wanna play War thunder?Just come to my house.I've got some really lovely appetizers just waiting for you in the hall,if you wanna come."Ooh, that was  tempting......NOT.I  realised that i needed to do my homework,and achieve my childhood dream:To finish my work in a staggering 30 minutes.Looking at what i have done for the past 10 minutes, It wasn't much.In fact, i had just finished the first question of my math revision paper. Ha ha. Thus, i turned down the offer, feeling the utmost regret.:( However, i persevered to continue doing my homework,not stopping to think of the lovely cakes and frankfurters waiting in Bob's house.In the end, i succeeded, i had achieved my childhood dream.But, i lost a friend, Bobby Reece.:(

A Time I Persevered And Was Successful

I was primary 4 and I was having my CA2 very soon. I was also in an Intra-School Media Competition and thus had to balance revision, work and staying back to complete my animations. When it was week 6, the exams had arrived and I was almost done with the animation and had to do the finishing touches. Suddenly, my computer crashed and I lost all my files. I would have a thumb drive, but I did not think I would need one as the school's computers were quite safe and I would doubt any viruses would corrupt my files at all. I made a huge mistake. Instead of the files corrupting, the whole computer crashed. I only had 3 weeks left to finish the animation. I saved as many files as possible and redrew everything that I needed to. Week 8, there was still so much to be done. I really wanted to give up. However, with the help of my instructors and my seniors, I persevered and I did it - I succeeded and finished the animation! I ended up winning second in the competition and I was really proud of myself. 

Assignment: A Time I Persevered & Gained Success

There was a time when I persevered in my 800m run during the Track & Field event. I had sprinted my entire first lap and was left panting non-stop as I began my 2nd lap. Despite being first with a huge distance in front of the competitor in 2nd place, I soon found myself competing head-to-head as he gradually caught up with me. 

I was struggling, but I had the mentality to carry on because I did not want to lose the lead. I continued jogging to keep my momentum, and when the time was right, I pushed myself and sprinted away from my close competitor. I dashed towards the finishing line, leaving him chasing my shadows. 

I had won the race. This was all thanks to that fighting spirit I had in me, which urged me to persevere, and in the end, I reaped the fruits of my labour. 

A Time I Persevered And Was Successful

This year, my CCA, Show Choir, decided to participate in the Singapore Youth Festival competition. The CCA only had three months to prepare our performance. For the secondary one students, including me, it was a daunting task as most of us had not participated in the SYF competition before. Thus, we decided to put our heart and soul into practicing so that our performance will be our best effort. Instead of two times a week, our practices increased to three times a week. We all practiced diligently. The secondary ones decided to practice during recess, for at least ten minutes each day. On the day itself, we all strived to perform the best we could. In the end, we achieved a Certificate of Accomplishment. Although it was not the Distinction we were all hoping for, I am still proud of our result.

Friday, 24 April 2015

A Time I Persevered And Was Successful

After the PSLE Exams, my primary school hosted an Inter-Class Games.  I participated in Football which was one of the shortlisted sports. I trained with my 5 men team. We trained everyday at the nearest basketball court. I was playing in the Midfielder position.  In the semi-finals, we got a free kick. I took up the challenge and decided to take the free kick. I took some steps back. The whistle blew and I kicked the ball. It curled into the top left hand corner of the goal. Till this day, I remember the amazing feeling of scoring for my team.

Homework: A Time I Persevered And Was Successful

               A time when I persevered so hard and I achieved my dream

Last time in Primary School, there would be a book sale every May and September of school. That time, I was in Primary 5 and I went to the book sale in May. I was bubbling with excitement and hopped around like a crazy march hare as I was an avid reader. I saw many interesting books, such as Sherlock Homes that I desperately wanted  to buy. However, I soon realised that I did not have enough money. So, I started saving up my pocket money and stopped spending on stationary or sweet drinks or snacks anymore. This caused me much distress and I would groan and felt like falling dead right at that moment when I saw people eating snacks. But, I did not give up. Finally, September came and I had enough money to buy the few books I wanted! I felt as if I could dance my way from Singapore to Rome and back when I received the books from the person running the book sale.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Home work on Suspense:

This is the book that i felt had the strong presence of suspense in it.
It tells the  true story of a man that worked in jwt for 20 over years,
and in the end got sacked and fired from his job as he was considered too old.
He was also diagnosed with brain tumor and that was the suspense.I thought that if he
was fired,with no job to earn a living and also had brain cancer,what would happen?Would he die?
Will he find another job?What would happen to him?Those were the questions that needed answers.
And thus it made me keep on reading it to find what happened in the end.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

My Essay

My Essay        

        Remorse was drowning me as tears trickled down my cheeks. I should have stayed with her in the ward, but why did I leave? It was too late to feel any regret or guilt. Today was the last day I would be seeing her, and she looked extremely pale. Her face wore an emotionless expression.
        Her eyes shut so tightly that it seemed like she was refusing to look me in the eye. I retreated from the box she laid in, still frustrated with myself. I should have listened; glimpses of the events played in my mind.
        "Son, your Grandma is fighting for her last breath, yet you're leaving for the movies?" my mum argued, attempting to knock some sense into that stubborn mind of mine. Adamant on my decision to hang out with my friends, I turned a deaf ear to her advice and stormed out of the ward. It seemed as though there was something holding me back, urging me to stay, but my ignorance could no longer be persuaded. It was a few hours of fun I experienced before an abrupt phone call interrupted everything.
        "Nat, where are you right now?" my mum hollered over the telephone, a sense of strong urgency in her tone. "Your grandma is struggling––" I hung up the call. I ignored every single one of their phone calls from then on till I returned to the hospital. I did not understand how I took my Grandma's company with me for granted. I arrived back at the hospital, still slowly sauntering back to my Grandma's ward. Standing in front of me was a depressing sight of my relatives and family sobbing non-stop. I hoped it was not what I pictured it out to be. I was in denial of reality.
        I dashed towards her hospital bed, shoving aside my relatives. She laid at an angle, motionless. I bellowed out loud, praying that it would shake her from the sleep she was soundly in. Moments passed and I continued standing there, waiting... Waiting for something that was never going to happen.
        This was when I took my parents' advice seriously ––– though it was too late to do so. 

Monday, 23 February 2015

Homework On Suspense - Wen Xuan

The film that i watched that has a suspense is After Earth

The Story is about a father and son surviving a space shuttle crash onto the planet earth which was inhabitable in that time.They were trying to use a device to transmit the signal that they are here to the main space station but the signal emitting device in their ship has been broken during the crash.
So they had to proceed to another site where a shuttle which have surviving products and the transmitter.The son was then sent on a misson to find that crashed shuttle dud to his father having some issues getting around.After he found the device he had to climb to the top of the mountain to sent the signal but as he was at the top he encountered a creature which wanted to devour him. The suspense was when the boy struggled to escape from the monster the device was hit and it was at the very edge of the mountain.It was then zoomed back onto the boy which soon got out and when he tried to get the device the creature blocked his way. The device was at the edge and the boy struggling to get free.  

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Homework on suspense - Kang Zhe

I watched a film called "Black Mirror". It is a series about the life of people in a virtual world, with screens surrounding them. The people have to pedal bicycles (for some reason) in front of a large screen to earn "credits", and use these credits to turn off advertisements and pop-ups. They can also use the credits to do other things like be on a talent show.

The scene with suspense is that the protagonist couldn't take the life like this and in rage, smashed one of the screens, with this glass shard that he holds in his hand. He decides to join a talent show, which is broadcasted to the whole of the virtual world. When he was on stage, he held the glass shard to his neck, and slowly scraped it across his neck, to show his hatred of this world. Blood slowly oozed out from his veins, and at that scene, the camera just stopped there with the blood, and the three judges for the show, looking dazed. The sounds also add to the suspense. Just then, one of the judges, opened his lips, in front of the slow-motion camera, as if something wise was something to come out from his mouth, he said,"Nice gimmick you have there, sir. We want you to be part of our drama channel!"

All that suspense for that ending, although to some people, it may sound anti-climatic, but if you do watch the film, it is, in fact, quite suspenseful.

Homework on Suspense - Kwan Jun Jie


The most recent book I have read which was enjoyable and suspenseful is titled "The Kill Order", which is a prequel to the movie/book titled "The Maze Runner."
The book is set 13 years before "The Maze Runner" and is about some people trying to escape from the solar flares which are hitting earth. The village where the main characters, Alec, Mark and Trina come from is attacked by the Post Flares Coalation, a group of people who are trying to kill everyone else on earth so they get all the resources on earth as earth was running out of resources. The shoot people with darts which contain highly contaigous diseases. Along the way they find a young girl, Deedee, who is immune to the virus. Halfway through the book, Alec and Mark loose Deedee who was accompained by Trina. 
The suspense starts when  Alec and Mark manage to find Deedee with Trina, who has already lost her memory due to the virus. After escaping from the virus-infected village they found Deedee with Trina, Alec and Mark find out that they have also been infected with the deadly virus. Before they go out of their mind, they try to get Deedee to the Flat Trans, the last place on earth which the sun flares have not scorched. In the end, they drop Deedee off at the Flat Trans before Alec, the pilot of the plane crashes all three of them into a building.

Homework on Suspense - Nathaniel

One of the suspenseful movies I recall watching is The Book Thief. The setting is during the time period of World War II, and its plot is about a girl by the name of Liesel Meminger, who enjoys reading so much to the extent that she ends up stealing books. However, the worst part is that she was actually stealing books from the Mayor's wife! 

The more suspenseful moments in the movie are when she nearly gets caught by the Mayor in her attempts to steal more books; and when a Jewish refugee staying with Liesel's family nearly gets spotted by the Nazis as he tried to escape to a safer place. 

These suspenseful moments have made me grown a liking to the movie that I decided to watch it for a second time and even prompted me to hunt for the original book the movie was based off. 

A suspenseful story I have read of

One of the most suspenseful stories I have read of is the book "The circus of adventure" by Enid Blyton. The main characters of the story are 5 children. Jack and Lucy - Ann are siblings who are adopted into the same family as Philip and Dinah (siblings as well). The last child is a most peculiar guest that would later be revealed to be a prince of Tauri-Hessia ( This is a fictitious country, mind you). The most suspenseful part was when after all of the children except for Jack were caught because of some complications in Tauri-Hessia (The reason why the prince was around in the first place). The first suspenseful part was when Jack and his parrot Kiki managed to get to Tauri-Hessia without the people knowing.

The second part was when in Tauri-Hessia, Jack found the rest and rescued them with the circus folk he was  with. The scene is as shown in the picture below. The circus folk devised a plan to walk on the tightrope (They were tightrope walkers) then pull the children over a pulley. But if you don't read the whole book it is pretty hard for you to understand what I am saying.