English Literary Union- Junior
Our Vision and Mission
The Junior English Literary Association of Bishop’s College has it’s vision and mission to develop skills required to facilitate the advancement and progress of English Literature and the English Language as a whole inculcating the necessary skills through fun activities which will allow the present Junior Bishopians to one day SHINE in their chosen fields, through the proper use and knowledge of the English Language acquired from school and to enjoy works of good literature throughout their lives. It organizes fun and educational activities to keep the juniors interested in the language.
Teachers in charge
Ms. Malsirini De Livera
Ms. Wendy Thenuwara
Ms. Chrishanthy Moses
President – Dahamdee Madanayake
Vice President – Amanda Vincent
Secretary – Indeevari de Silva
History of the society
The Junior English Literary Association was introduced in the year 2011. The very first President of the society was Shawnae Algama. The first teacher in charge was Ms. Manjula Mohinani. Thereafter Ms. Malsirini de Livera took over the responsibility of teacher in charge from the year 2016 up to date. During the tenure of the President, Vidara Dasanayake in 2018 Junior English Literary Association was nicknamed as J.E.L.A used as an abbreviation.
2011- Shawnae Algama
2012- Yashera Raddalgoda
2013- Hiruni Cooray
2015- Sandeepani Jayasinghe
As a tradition the Junior English Literary Association has taken the responsibility of conducting a General Assembly for school throughout the years. The Amazing Race and also the Street Drama has turned into a tradition that are enjoyed by the students. “Once Upon a Time” was a joint project with the Library Society in the year 2018 which was organized to appreciate English Literature texts in an enjoyable way.
The Covid Pandemic that came up in 2020, didn’t stop the association being active. Committee meetings and many interactive activities have happened virtually from 2020 and is being continued up to date.
2021 - Introduction Session for 2021[Virtual]
Poetry Evening Auditions including a Workshop with Ms. Ashini Fernando. [ Virtual]
2020 - Amazing Race
Online Interactive Sessions [Games]
Online Book Quiz
News Reading Workshop
Online Puppet Show
Roald Dahl Day
Amazing Race 2020 Amazing Race 2018
Virtual Poetry Evening 2021
Drama Workshop 2018
Street Drama 2018