This year, being the year of Covid-19, all of us have had to find different, new and creative ways to work, celebrate, entertain ourselves, socialise and grieve our losses. Schools have had to do the same. Our daily teaching has shifted to a hybrid model of virtual and physical in two-week cycles. Other events that we organise annually have had to either be cancelled or done in a low key manner. On Nov. 17th, we had our Annual Prize Distribution with only the prize winners, choir and staff on the premises. The event was live-streamed so that parents, siblings and students could participate virtually.
November 27th is our Founder’s Day and we decided to honour Begum Amina Majeed Malik (Baaji) in different ways this year:
- We wanted our children to learn about founders and ours in particular. So, they have been working on various projects in class which will culminated on November 27th. Different Year Groups chose different areas of research to understand what the word ‘founder’ means and to learn about citizens of Pakistan who founded various institutions to help the founder of our nation in the years following 1947. Older students worked on various genres of Urdu literature, a hallmark of our school since the time when Baaji instituted the tradition. Years 8 -10 organised a Bait Baazi competition on November 27th. The government decided to close schools earlier this week owing to the second wave of Covid-19, so we had the competition on Zoom. Congratulations Winner:
Year 8 Sun House
Year 9 Air House
Year 10 Sun House
2. Dedicated to Begum Amina Majeed Malik, the school has donated a bench to The Banyan Trees Conservation Project. We chose a bench near a bus stop where women can sit and wait for the bus. It is near the Convent of Jesus and Mary School.
The Banyan trees of Clifton are part of an essential environmental ecosystem and are of immense cultural and historic significance; the Government of Sindh has declared the Banyan Trees as protected heritage. A civil society organisation, the Natural Heritage Association of Karachi (NHAK) is working in collaboration with the Government of Sindh, to protect our heritage from termites, vandalism, and the growing threat of Climate Change. The Government is looking after the trees, and citizens of Karachi have donated towards the benches which are a part of the project.