Maryam Akif, Class 1 (left) and Sarah Batool, Class 6 (right) were selected as regional finalists for the Oxford Big Reads Review Writing Competition from over 1000 participating students from 25 schools in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Maryam and Sarah were invited to the OUP Office in Islamabad in January 2016 for an on spot review writing competition. Students had to have read at least three books from an Oxford booklist. The invigilator selected a random book and asked students to write a review on it. Maryam was selected in the Class 1-3 category and Sarah in the Class 4-6 category.
We’re so proud of you!
Students of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, New Lalazar campus celebrated World Radio Day, says a press release.
Students of Junior to Advance Montessori and Class 1 invited their parents and other guests to come and understand why World Radio Day was declared by Unesco to be celebrated on February 13 every year.
The programme started with an introductory presentation on what a radio is, how it works and why it is such an important part of our lives. Guests then got to meet the ‘inventor’ of the radio, Guglielmo Marconi who was wearing his Nobel-prize medal and through a poem that he sang, he relayed his thoughts that led to his discovery and what a fine discovery it was! He demonstrated the different usages of the radio on a student who was dressed up as a radio set.Every time the student ‘radio set’ needed tuning, it brought about many smiles and giggles.
Following the inventor’s act was a student playing the part of radio broadcaster and jockey who was ‘live on air’ and he demonstrated the fun side of radio usage to parents and guests talking very smoothly and taking out basic beat box sounds.
A dance performance by a group of students dressed up as radio sets followed and it was a delightful robot break dance to a robotic soundtrack. A skit with a grandmother and two granddaughters demonstrated the usage of radio in today’s times as they listened to a story on the radio and their grandmother told them how even with all the other newer technologies, the radio was still one of the most important discoveries and would remain so.
This year’s theme for World Radio Day was Radio Saves Lives. This theme was explained by students who presented themselves as a mountaineer and a scout who having lost their way, on a mountain and in forest respectively, were later rescued through the help of radio waves and signals.
All students participated in some sort of activity to commemorate the day at the campus. Parents got to see these activities displayed at the activity corner. Students of Junior, Senior and Advance Montessori coloured pictures of different radio sets, drew pictures and did collage work. Class 1 students did creative writing on ‘Radio’ and drew pictures.
A fun radio set photo booth made for memorable family photos. Section Head, Saira Noor thanked all the parents and guests for coming. She appreciated the work done by the students and the hard work put in by her teaching staff.
Montessori students of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School, Lalazar Campus, organised an Open Day, says a press release.
Over 3,000 parents and guests attended the grand exhibition, which was followed by a funfair for all.
Parents and guests started their tour with the Junior Montessori ‘Garden’ themed classes. Each classroom represented a magical thing found in a walk through a garden. One class had students as different ‘Birds’ with perfect little costumes and chirps. Another had students as beautiful ‘Flowers’ dancing in the breeze.
Some students were scrumptious fruits, telling guests just how delicious and healthy they were, and ‘Vegetables’ were not ignored with Ms. Potato and Mr. Pumpkin amongst many other vegetables singing poems about themselves. Student ‘Insects’ buzzed around, gorgeous caterpillars, bees, lady bugs and determined ants singing their roles.
The senior Montessori classes took the parents and guests on a journey into Spain, China, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the wild life side of Australia. Stepping into each classroom was like stepping into a fun film set for that country. Students wearing different traditional attires of each country greeted guests in the local language. They performed the country’s traditional dances and the parents were particularly delighted by the traditional Chinese Dragon Dance and Middle Eastern tambourine dancers.
Students dressed in traditional Chinese qipao dresses showed guests the art of hospitality in making and serving tea with the backdrop of an almost perfect miniature replica of The Great Wall of China. Ancient Egypt showed the times of the Pharaohs and the process of mummification. In Australia, parents couldn’t stop cooing to the student kangaroo and the koala bear stayed on his tree, true to his nature.
Last but not the least, the students of Advance Montessori classes showed parents life in the dessert, up in the mountains, in the icy regions of the North Pole, in the throngs of a rain forest and deep in the sea. The classrooms were converted into Land Forms fantastically. Introducing themselves as inhabitants of the particular land form, students showed parents A Day In The Life Of with their costumes, their food resources and the upside to their particular land form. Life Under the Sea was a particular favourite with a huge jellyfish that had tentacles encompassing a student and students as sea horses, whales and sharks. Each life form had a song to tell you about its beauty and its wonder. Even those that are microscopic and not visible to the naked eye were costumed up and made visible for the guests.
The day ended late in the afternoon with a Funfair for all families and guests with different food stalls, a magic show, a maze, and a haunted house with a very ‘witchy’ teacher as the ticketer, much to the delight of all the students.