End of Year Events

The last quarter of 2017 has been very, very busy and full of learning and fun for all of us at the PECHS Girls’ School. Along with academic studies as usual, here is what we have been up to.

Karachi Biennale 2017

Karachi Biennale 2017 (KB17), the most eclectic display of art the city has ever seen was held from October 22 to November 5, at 12 venues. The first ever art biennale was organised in Venice more than a century ago. Subsequently, biennales have taken place in more than 100 cities of the world, but it was Pakistan’s first such event.
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KB17 introduced the people of Karachi to modern, contemporary art from across Pakistan and abroad. In order to be inclusive, the venues included NJV, an old govt. school, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Jamshed Memorial Hall, Karachi School of Art, VM Art Gallery and Alliance Francaise where the works of local and internationally renowned artists were exhibited.

As part of our art curriculum, which includes exposure to and appreciation of various art forms, our students and teachers visited some of the venues. Ten teachers also attended an art workshop, which was part of KB17.

International Children’s Film Festival Karachi

Our students attended the screenings of local and international short, feature films, animations, documentaries and child-produced films at the annual film festival, organised by the ICFF-Karachi in collaboration with the Teachers’ Resource Centre from October 30 to November 4, 2017.

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The festival offered a diverse programme from Pakistan and around the globe, using the power of film to entertain children, but also to foster new ideas about the complex issues facing young people today.

Students’ Week

Students’ Week commenced on October 28 and ended on December 07, 2017.  Children from Years 1 to 10 enthusiastically took part in various activities such as, Plays, Urdu and English Elocution, Singfest and Urdu and English Debates and Panel Discussions. All the participants and winners contributed marks to their houses: Air, Sun and Water.

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 Children’s Poster Contest

The Burns Centre at the Civil Hospital is working under the patronage of a philanthropic group, Friends of Burns Centre – Patients’ Welfare Society (FoBC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Government of Sindh. It is the first Burns Centre in Pakistan to operate according to international standards.

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The Friends of Burns Centre had organised a poster competition under the theme ‘Prevention from Burn Injury’. A number of students from Years 6 to 10 from various schools participated in the contest. Our student, Soha Fasih, from Year 6 A, bagged the first prize; Anushay Munzir from 6 B and Eesham Mansoor from 6 C were given consolation prizes. Apart from the three prizewinners, 24 posters from our school were selected for their exhibition. Soha Fasih’s poster has been printed on T-Shirts made by the FoBC.