Islamabad:April 18:The International School Award for Connecting Classrooms Project of the British Council was won by the Grammar School, Rawalpindi, says a press release.
The GSR held an event to celebrate the achievement and appreciate the efforts of heads and teachers involved in related activities.
The Connecting Classrooms Project requires that clusters of specified schools share activities with each other with the objective of learning from best practices. The GSR’s efforts towards this were considered outstanding enough among three hundred schools worldwide to enable it to receive the award.
GSR Director Nasreen Iqbal congratulated the faculty and appreciated the dedication, vision and purposefulness that led them to create and conduct activities for the project. She went on to say that the Connecting Classrooms Project was essential in that it helped young people to connect with each other through the projects and while doing the research they were able to discover more about their own country and culture. This kind of project, she said, would go a long way in creating understanding in today’s troubled world.
She said that earlier in the last decade, the GSR won Unesco’s Peace Pillar Award for its Peace Education Programme and it was also given recognition as one of the Nine Best Practicing Institutions in the Asia-Pacific Region by the Korean National Commission for Unesco in Education for Sustainable Development. Moreover she said, a Heritage Project prepared by the GSR based on four Unesco World Heritage Sites is being taught at the GSR and is also being shared nationally and internationally.
Syed Fahd Hussain was the chief guest on the occasion. He congratulated the school for this singular achievement and said that the school had obviously reached a level so as to enable it to earn this award. He went on to laud the work done by teachers and students.
Fahd Hussain said that he represented the media, whose balance sheet demanded that more focus be laid on education. He said he would be doing a series of programmes focusing on the contents of Article 25-A of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution which demands free education for all Pakistani children between five and sixteen years of age.
Shields commemorating the Grammar School Rawalpindi’s achievement of getting the International School Award were given away by the chief guest to heads of all branches of the school.The news.