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SLS girl awarded scholarship for study in US


A student of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori &High School has been awarded a fully paid scholarship to a private school in the US to continue her studies, says a press release.

Syeda Mehreen Tahir has been awarded 98% scholarship by BEYOND Student Support Services, a division of Foreign Links Around the Globe (FLAG) to continue her senior year at Kokomo High School in Indiana. Mehreen plans on getting a degree in applied sciences and becoming a genetic engineer.

Mehreen joined SLS School in Junior Montessori in the year 2002 and was in 9th grade when she was selected for iEARN’s Youth Exchange & Study (YES) programme in 2013. She was the 27th student from SLS School to have been selected for this study abroad programme. After completing her year abroad, Mehreen rejoined SLS and completed her Matriculation.

Inspired by the number of hours she had to put into volunteer work while in the US, Mehreen decided to continue with the same vigor back in her home country on her return. She joined a food drive benefiting over 400 families. She also gave her time at a school for underprivileged children, and actively volunteered with different US State Department programmes such as the International Jessup Moot Court Competition sponsored by OPDAT Pakistan.

While in the US, Mehreen was an exemplary exchange student. She flourished in her studies, was loved by her host families and developed a keen interest in the Future Farmers of America (FFA). She was outstanding in livestock judging competitions and won the highest award in agriculture, the DEKALB award.

Managing Director of SLS Schools, Asiya Talha met with Mehreen to congratulate her on her scholarship and wish her luck in all her future endeavours. Asiya said that it was students like Mehreen who had been with SLS since the beginning who made the school what it is today, giving it the feel of a close-knit family. Mehreen will be leaving in the beginning of August for Indiana.


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SLS students win art workshop


Two young artists from Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School won the Nukta Art workshop in Art Beat, The Little Art’s National Child Art Competition, says a press release.

Sarah Khan of grade 6, SLS New Lalazar campus and Fizza Haider of grade 4, SLS, Peshawar Road Junior branch won this workshop out of hundreds of student artist entries in this year’s competition. The eight day art workshop was held at the Nukta Studios under the guidance of Sajjad Akram, Artist and Assistant Professor at the National College of Arts, Rawalpindi.

Following the theme of this year’s Little Art Competition ‘My Teacher – My Hero’, the workshop kicked off with the introduction of the famous ‘Art Heroes’ of Pakistan. Students then got to choose their favourite artist and were introduced to the basics of portrait making and making impression moulds from clay.

The students started learning from tracing portraits and then learnt to sketch them without the tracing paper. Three portraits were made by each student following three different methods, through shading, using colours in an abstract way and by making a collage of the portrait. The collage making activity was a favourite for the students. Recycled old magazines were used to define the light and dark areas of the portrait.

In the second half of the workshop the students learnt to mount their paintings in various ways. Some mounted them in a simple format, others made patterns on the box board sheet. The last three days of the workshop were the most enjoyable as the young artists got to work in a professional art lab. Students made slabs out of clay, carefully measuring the length, width and the thickness of the clay slab. In the second step the students were told to think of a story and develop it on the clay slab by carving impressions on it. This involved lots of dirt filled hands, fun and big smiling faces all around.

SLS Schools Managing Director Asiya Talha congratulated the students on their selection to be a part of such a wonderful learning experience. The students’ projects will be displayed for public viewing after the holidays.


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