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Students mark ‘Fight against Child Labour’ week

Rawalpindi

All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School held week long activities as they celebrated Fight against Child Labour Week, says a press release.

The primary students of SLS, Satellite Town, Chandni Chowk branch marked the day by presenting a special assembly and some awareness activities in this regard. The program began with a speech in which a student explained the topic and highlighted the significance of observing this day, to the audience. The speech was followed by skits and poem performances based on the theme “Small hands handle toys better”.

Skits were performed making the topic of the special assembly easier to understand for the students. Different types of child labour in Pakistan were demonstrated by a skit making the children realise the prevalence of child labour in our society. The wishes of children working as labourers and their dreams for a better life were presented in the form of a song and a role play. Next up came on stage a group of girls who recited a sweet poem. Holding placards in their hands they tried to present the despair of these children and hope for a brighter future.

The last presentation of the day had the students sharing different scenarios about child labour and the steps that can be taken to reduce the rate of child labour in Pakistan on their part. A graphical representation was also displayed comparing the rate of child labour in Pakistan and other Asian countries.

A one to one session with child workers and their lady owners was also held. Students gave presentations to the lady owners sharing with them some facts, government policies and effects of child labour in the society making them aware of the rights of the children. The students also spent some time with the child workers and together they performed some educational activities. The children were taught to write their names, a colouring and painting activity was also held which helped breaking the ice and developing new friendships. The session ended with Branch Head, Rubeena Munawar appreciating her students and teachers for their efforts. She expressed her views and distributed gifts among the child workers as a token of love from the SLS staff and students.

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/474178-students-mark-fight-against-child-labour-week

Students celebrate Day of Living Together in Peace

Rawalpindi

All campuses of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School celebrated the International Day of Living Together in Peace through a series of activities and special assemblies, says a press release.

The SLS, Civil lines Montessori Branch held a special assembly in this regard giving various presentations on what is peace and how can we all live together peacefully. The assembly started off when one of the teachers explained the meaning of peace to the students. The students sat in the school ground ‘peacefully’ wearing headbands with peace-dove origami’s pasted on them and listened to their teacher carefully.

To involve the students and to make them participate with the performers “The Alphabet” song was sung. A group of students dressed up in white sang the song memorising the spellings of PEACE, the audience followed them and sang along cheerfully. Displaying their dramatic skills a group of students came up on the stage and performed on a skit sharing with others small acts that can allow us to live together peacefully. A classroom setting was displayed in this regard executing the message according to the level of the Montessori students.

Next up came a group of student’s wearing traditional dresses and performed on the song “Kya Hum Aik Hain?”. The coordination, gestures and expressions of the students were praise worthy as they delivered a very strong message through their performance that we should rise above and think beyond the differences of cast, colour and religion as it only leads to distress. Short messages were also shared by the students. Holding colourful placards mounted on sticks the students came one by one and shared messages highlighting the importance of gratitude, understanding, compassion and of course a smile as ‘Peace begins with a smile’.

An art activity was also held in which the students made a “Peace Painting” which was later displayed in the school ground. Section Head Naghmana Iftikhar appreciated the performers and the teachers for a well prepared assembly. The special assembly came to an end when the students made a pledge to show tolerance and respect towards each other in order to live together peacefully.

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/471515-students-celebrate-day-of-living-together-in-peace

Students celebrate International Day of Families

Rawalpindi

Students and teachers of Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori & High School, Satellite Town, Montessori Branch, celebrated International Day of Families through a special program, says a press release.

Students of Advanced Montessori, dressed up in colourful costumes, showed up in the school along with their parents, siblings and grandparents. The special programme started when the audience was greeted warmly by one of the students followed by a poem presentation. A group of students dressed up in vibrant costumes came up on the stage and sang a beautiful poem about families. With pompoms and their favourite family photos in their hands, they sang with great enthusiasm. A skit highlighting the importance of family bonds and relationships was also performed with a message that children require the love, affection and most importantly the time of their parents instead of toys and other material possessions.

Showing off their singing skills, the tots of Advanced Montessori presented different poems related to the theme of the day, their energy adding liveliness to the program. The acting skills of the students were praise worthy as they performed an act depicting family as the most important unit of the community. A common household setting was shown to the audience giving away a very strong message to the audience that children learn from what they observe so it is important for the parents to practically follow good values in order to make their children to do the same.

It was indeed a very emotional moment to witness. Branch Head, Zakia Wali praised her teachers and the students for a well presented program. She also addressed the parents focusing on the importance of spending and celebrating family time in this time and age when everyone is tremendously occupied.

 

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/469696-students-celebrate-international-day-of-families

SLS School holds table tennis tournament

Rawalpindi

A five-day inter-branch Table Tennis tournament was held at Sadeeqa’s Learning System (SLS) Montessori and High School, says a press release.

The week-long event was hosted by Peshawar Road Primary branch, Satellite Town Primary branch, 37-Tulsa Road Branch, Gulraiz Senior Branch, Harley Street Senior Branch and Islamabad Campus. A total of 408 students participated in this year’s competition out of which 212 were girl and 196 were boy participants.

Owing to the very enthusiastic participation of the students the five day tournament was divided into three levels and each level was further divided into two zones. Level one comprised of grade 8 and 9 students, level 2 had participants from grade 6 and 7 whereas level 3 comprised of fifth graders only. Playing in their separate categories the participants played the qualifying matches and semi-finals on the first four days, whereas the final matches were played on the last day of the tournament. With the supporters cheering in the crowd and the coaches encouraging the participants each match was a sight to see. All the participants played with great enthusiasm keeping in mind the true essence of the competition that is maintaining sportsmen ship.

Peshawar Road Senior Branch after scoring +35 points in zone 1 of level 1 and 2 won the winning trophy whereas Peshawar road primary branch won the winning trophy in zone 1 of level 3. Harley Street Senior Branch with +29 points, Gulraiz Senior Branch with + 25 points and Newlalazar Branch with +20 points won the winning trophy in level 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

The final matches were attended by Razi ud Din Ahmed, National and International Level badminton coach; Syed Saleem Abbass Kazmi, National and International Level Table Tennis Player and Gul Muhammad Memon, Chief Scientific Officer (r) Ministry of Science and Technology. The chief guests congratulated the participants and distributed prizes among the winners, runners up and the best players of the tournament and shared with them some words of motivation and encouragement.

 

Original Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/468447-sls-school-holds-table-tennis-tournament