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Located within 3mins walking distance from Paya Lebar MRT station, the Centre provides much convenience to parents and students staying in the East. The Centre has 5 individual classrooms for better class facilitation.

Blk 845 Geylang Road, Tanjong Katong Complex, #04-05, Singapore 400845

Tel: 92773969 / 67421595
Email: katong@brilliantminds.com.sg

Opening Hours:
3.00pm to 6.30pm (Wednesday - Friday)
9.00am to 5.00pm (Saturday)
(Closed on all gazetted public holidays.)

A Composition done by a Secondary 4 Student in line with the 'O' level English Paper 1 Part I

Write a composition on the following topic. You should write between 350 to 600 words. You are advised to spend about 60 minutes on this part of the paper.

 

Write a story based on the topic:

"A new-born baby being found abandoned at a bus-stop."

 

     “You know I have no choice but to leave you here, Ben,” whispered sixteen year old Sarah as she gazed sadly at the new-born baby boy cradled in her arms. Then, Sarah gently lay the little bundle on a seat at the bus stop, uncontrollable tears streaming down her face as she kissed the baby goodbye for the last time. He looked so vulnerable lying there still fast asleep.

 

     An hour later as the first ray of sunlight illuminated the morning sky and commuters started congregating at the bus stop, baby Ben finally roused from his slumber. Miraculously, he had not come to any harm in the one hour since his young mother had deserted him and had continued sleeping peacefully, blissfully unaware of his precarious plight. It was only when he had attracted the attention of stunned passers-by, who all crowded in amazement around him, that Ben started bawling his eyes out and crying at the top of his lungs.

 

     The police was finally notified of baby Ben’s presence and he was whisked off to the General Hospital. The next day, an article was published in the newspapers about baby Ben’s situation and the public was urged to come forward with any relevant information about the matter.

 

     As Sarah read the article and softly touched the printed photograph of baby Ben for the fifth time, the guilt over what she had done finally overwhelmed her and she knew that she would never be able to live with herself, knowing that she had abandoned her own flesh and blood. She turned to seventeen year old David, her boyfriend, and the father of baby Ben, and said calmly, “I’m going to keep our baby.”

 

     Sarah then went to her totally unsuspecting parents and related to them in detail everything that had happened for the past 10 months. Because Sarah’s father and mother had left Singapore seven months ago for a business trip overseas and had only returned the day before, they had therefore been totally unaware of Sarah’s pregnancy and were stunned speechless over this shocking turn of events.

 

     When they had finally regained their composure after what seemed like an eternity, they hugged Sarah and with tears in their eyes, told her that everything was going to be fine and they would bring baby Ben home immediately. Sarah cried in relief and happiness as she thought about how supportive her parents were and that they had forgiven her.

 

     Sarah’s parents called the hospital and arranged for baby Ben to be brought home. The police decided not to press charges against Sarah for abandoning her baby after knowing that baby Ben would be reunited with his family.

 

     As David and Sarah were still studying in school and were practically children themselves, it was decided that they would continue with their studies and then get married as soon as they were of a legal age to do so.

 

     Sarah knew how fortunate she was to have such understanding parents and she thanked God that she had not lost her baby forever and made the biggest mistake of her life.

 

 

Done By:

Kim Png (Raffles Girls' Secondary School)