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Posted On: 6 November 2008 09:37 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:08 pm

School pupils win workers’ hearts with act of charity

Khalifa Al Haroon
Khalifa Al Haroon
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IN A rare charitable act, students of the English Modern School hosted 60 workers, mostly of Asian nationalities, to a community lunch recently. The workers are involved in constructing the school’s new swimming pool, library and football pitch. During the event, student representatives from all the classes, called ‘ambassadors’, belonging to 47 different nationalities, volunteered to serve food, fruits and drinks to their guests winning their affection and respect. The students were hosted the lunch by voluntarily raising up to QR2,600 among themselves, according to the school’s superintendent Peter Morgan. According to him, the act was one of the charitable activities carried out by students every month. “It has become a tradition here to always look towards the less privileged and we have been able to maintain this by the students’ voluntary fund-raising activities. They make donations of any amount, no matter how little, to a common coffer, which they use in assisting others,” he said. He was keen to say that the move was also embedded in the school’s philosophy of ensuring that students are not only successful in their studies but also grow up to show respect and love for other people. Morgan, who joined the school in August, said he had formulated a set of norms, which he hoped will help students to become independent learners, critical thinkers, effective communicators, achievers, ethical individuals and world class citizens. ”The aim of that was to reinforce and imbibe the spirit of togetherness and care among the students, while pursuing to be successful in life,” he hinted. GT