All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School celebrated the annual School Artists Week, says a press release.
The students and teachers of SLS, Junior Branch Satellite Town, grades one to three, held a special day long activity to acknowledge the importance of art as a source of fun and growth. School bags were left at home and all tables and chairs were arranged outside in the shade on a beautiful sunny day with pedestal fans to keep the air cool.
Sajjad Akram, artist and Assistant Professor at the National College of Arts, Rawalpindi was invited to be a part of the day and come and see the young artists at work. Students dressed as Leonardo de Vinci and Claude Monet welcomed the guests and gave a brief introduction about their particular character.
Different art mediums were assigned to the young artists with no specific theme. Class one used colour pencils, students of class two used oil pastels and class three used water colours to spread their ideas on their canvas. As their favourite tunes played in the background, a multitude of themes could be seen in the students’ paintings; sea life, spring season, the flag of Pakistan. Some paintings had very important messages in them like how different forms of pollution are damaging our environment. Looking at the fun they were having and spotting talent in the students, Sajjad appreciated all the young artists and offered individual guidance to some of the students.
The fun filled day ended with the students encouraged to cheer and applaud for themselves for their works. They showed their art work to each other, to their teachers and the guests. Section Head, Junior Branch Satellite Town, Umema Tuz Zehra thanked the guest of honour and appreciated all her students and teachers. She said that creating art was one of the best things an educator could instill in a child and that no art that a child makes can be less than a masterpiece for they draw from their souls.
Independence Day was celebrated a little belated in all campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School in the form of a weeklong succession of activities and events, says a press release.
The teachers, staff, students and parents of SLS, Harley Street campus senior branch gathered for a morning event to mark the occasion. The teachers and students dressed up in the green and white showing the unity and diversity symbolised in our flag. The ground and the surrounding areas were decorated with dozens of Pakistani flags and balloons of green and white colour.
More than 450 students from grade IV to X took part in the celebration with great fervour and enthusiasm. The junior students showcased their creativity and designing skills by making badges and sunshade caps designed like our country’s flag. They had painted their faces with green and white colours, the white representing religious minorities, and the green representing the Muslim majority. The campus felt alive with a patriotic spirit. Students took pledges, sang patriotic songs, presented skits, tableaus and conducted speeches inspiring national pride.
The event concluded beautifully with a prayer in the form of a national song. Principal of SLS, Harley Street campus senior branch, Mobeena Moazzam thanked the audience of parents and students and appreciated everyone’s efforts. She said that freedom is a gift, a privilege and a challenge; it does not consist in doing what one wants to do but doing what is expected to be done. Students, she said, were the hope of the nation, the ones to take it into the future and make it a happy nation.
Original Article: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/149386-Students-of-SLS-celebrate-I-Day