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49 Sindh Swim Gala
On 17th of October, the 49th Sindh Junior Boy’s Championship was held at Karachi Gymkhana. It was a provincial tournament spanning over two days. Schools from all over the city had participated with their swim teams –mostly constituting of more than 10 swimmers. Moreover, some schools like Habib Public had more than 20 swimmers, whereas our glorious swim team only consisted of 3 swimmers. The tournament started with a march around the perimeter of the pool, with schools holding their flags proudly. To our amazement, we caught a first glimpse of our school flag.
Even though the competition was intense, Muddasir, Shayan and Benedict definitely had put their heart into the game. Despite not winning the tournament, we had made it into the finals. Our finalist Muddasir Shakil came fifth in the 200-meter freestyle and 50-meter butterfly stroke. He also came sixth in the 50-meter freestyle and in the 100-meter freestyle.
“Although, we didn’t win we gave it our best of efforts. The team tried their best and I am very proud of them,” said Mr. Pearson, coach of the swim team. He continued by saying, ‘Next year hopefully we would score into the medals’. This shows how determined and optimistic our team is and we as the whole school should support them in such events.
The Box EXClUSIVE: BOYS’ SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM TRYOUTS After a long tiring day of school, it was time for the football team tryouts. As boring as it sounds, it was surprisingly exciting; from highly energised shots and dashing saves to extremely painful injuries. Approximately 21 students showed up for the tryouts, wearing their school P.E kit. It all began with everyone stretching on the gym floor, followed by a couple of laps of gym. However, for some pupils like Umer Mohammad (year 10) the going got tough by the 2nd lap, so they decided to cut around the bends and shorten their route. It was amusing to see the boys running around, it almost looked like a marching band, minus the instruments. Soon after, the matches started and some players stood out with to their impeccable striking and defending skills. Benedict Plant being one of them, scored his team’s first goal 30 seconds into the match, which is probably why he has been chosen to be the vice captain of the team. Playing in small teams, coach had one rule: careless kicks will cost you 10 push-ups. By the end of the first half, Omar Akbar was probably the most experienced player in doing pushups. Some shots, so hearty and forceful, almost blew us, the spectators up on the balcony, away –literally. However, the most painful and unexpected incident occurred when chosen team captain Ammad Mekheri, got badly injured. Having been first tackled by Ali Rajpa and twisting his ankle, Ammad was rammed into by goalie Haseeb Rao, adding insult to injury. Immediately, the other members rushed to his aid and it was later discovered that he had received a hairline fracture and was bedridden for a whole day. No worries, he’s up and running again now. The tryouts were certainly amusing as well as entertaining, and with that, our school team was chosen. Now all we have to do is cheer our team on to win us friendly matches and tournaments, which is to happen in the near future.
LET’S GO B.O.S!
CANDY SEARCH Find and circle all of the Candy treats that are hidden in the grid. The remaining letters spell a secret message.
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The Sheng Xiao, better known as the Chinese Zodiac, is a system that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12year cycle. Identifying this scheme using the term “zodiac” reflects several similarities to the western zodiac. Nevertheless, there are major differences: the “Chinese” 12-part cycle is divided into years rather than months. Now that you know a little about the Chinese Zodiac, why not find out which you belong to according to your birth year? You may just learn something about your zodiac characteristics!
Wake Up Sid
This comedy is about Sid learning to become independent without the help of his wealthy father. Parties, shopping, crazy nights and clubbing… This is how Sid spends his time at college. When it comes to studying, Sid is hopeless. Despite having four Unique cups of coffee, the night before his Enjoyable final exam, he sleeps through his planned ‘All Nighter’. Answering only Comedy 10 questions on the paper, him Light failing the exam comes as nohearted surprise.
Working for his father’s company ‘Flower Showers’ – teaching Indians how to shower in style – doesn’t appeal to him so he moves in with a friend (Aisha) and starts afresh. From learning how to; fry an egg, arranging his comic books, to receiving his first paycheque, we are taken on his rite of passage from developing from an immature boy into a man.
275g/10oz plain chocolate (70% cocoa solids) 275g/10oz unsalted butter 175g/6oz plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 325g/12oz caster sugar 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla essence 85g/3oz milk chocolate, cut into large chunks 85g/3oz white chocolate, cut into large chunks
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/360F/Gas 4. Line a 30 x 20 x 3.5cm (12 x 8 x 1½in) tin with lightly buttered greaseproof paper or foil. 2. Put the plain chocolate and butter in a large bowl, place over a pan of simmering water and allow to melt. 3. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl and set aside. Remove the melted chocolate from the heat and stir in the sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla essence. Fold in the flour, the chocolate chunks. 4. Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared cake tin. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. When cooked, the top should be firm but the inside should feel soft. Allow to cool in the tin. Remove the brownies from the tin and cut into squares to serve.
350g/12¼oz unsifted flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp salt 225g/8oz butter 175g/6¼oz caster sugar 175g/6¼oz soft brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 350g/12¼oz dark chocolate, crumbled
1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. 2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. 3. In another bowl, combine the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Beat in the eggs. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate. 4. Split the pliable dough into two halves, rolling each out into sausage shapes, approximately 5cm/2in in diameter. Wrap them in cling film and transfer to the refrigerator until ready to use. 5. When you are ready to bake the cookies, simply cut the log into slices 2cm/¾in thick and lay on a baking tray, widely spaced apart. Bake for 911 minutes. (makes 12-15)
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What's a baby's motto? If at first you don't succeed - cry, cry again!
A young woman went to her doctor complaining of pain. "Where are you hurting?" asked the doctor. "You have to help me, I hurt all over,â€? said the woman. "What do you mean, all over?" asked the doctor, "Be a little more specific." The woman touched her right knee with her index finger and yelled, "Ow, that hurts." Then she touched her left cheek and again yelled, "Ouch! That hurts, too!" Then she touched her right earlobe, "Ow, even THAT hurts!" she cried. The doctor looked at her thoughtfully for a moment, sighed then explained:
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