“Improvise, Adapt & Overcome”
Mystic Subasinghe in an exclusive interview with the Head Prefect of Lyceum International School, Wattala
Lyceum, our Alma Mater, may thy torch of learning burn,
In body, mind and spirit, for thy teaching we all yearn,
Like mighty Apollo, let’s stand with strength and courage bold,
With wisdom from Aristotle, our future may thee mould.
Lyceum International School was founded in 1993 by Mr. Mohan Lal Grero with seven students and four teachers for providing English medium education up to Grade 12. Today, the Lyceum Group of Schools have grown with 9 branches and boasts of a total student population of 20,000+. The school is co-educational and committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning in Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Schools.
Lyceum International School allows the students to grow with international ideals and character, in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious school environment, whilst their academic and co-curricular programmes comply fully with international standards.
Chokolaate magazine spoke to an exceptional individual, Chaniru Udukumbura, who, with his dynamic and outgoing personality, aptly justified his capability to do his duty towards his alma mater as its Head Prefect.
How many students competed with you for the post of Head Prefect?
Our entire batch had the chance to apply for prefectship, therefore there were around 100 applicants all with equal opportunity.
How did you feel when your name was announced as the Head Prefect?
Honestly, I felt quite nervous at first because it was both a tremendous honour and a responsibility to achieve the post of Head Prefect but I vowed to give it my all and to never let my superiors down.
What is the competitive edge you had over the others who competed?
My confidence during the interview and I was not nervous because I had already been awarded the ‘Prefect Of The Month’ thrice, as a Junior Prefect.
What are the other extracurricular activities you are involved in?
Scrabble, Tennis, Model United Nations, Gavel Club, Debating, IT Club, School’s Media Unit, Senior Chorister, Drama
What are your hobbies?
Creating electronic music, Writing short stories, Reading, Graphic designing & Cricket
Who has been your inspiration to achieve what you have achieved up to now?
I would have to say, my father. He is truly the most honest, disciplined and neatest individual I have ever encountered and I try every day to live up to his expectations.
How do you balance your studies, homework, prefect’s duties, hobbies, etc?
Read more of our interview with Chaniru in Issue 51 of Chokolaate Magazine in stores and online now!