- Student Life
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A vital part of our philosophy is the belief that schools should have a purpose beyond that of simply preparing young people for examinations and higher studies. With this in view, The Lyceum’s varied co-curricular programme provides our students with the possibility of further self-discovery and development through active participation in areas of their interest. The ECA department focuses on five defined areas, namely:
The Film Club holds an annual Film Festival of films made by students. The Film Club is also responsible for filming and editing all major school events.
“Iris” - or the photography society, is the perfect platform for amateur photographers as well as novices to pursue their hobby. Interactive discussions, photography classes, monthly meetings and field trips are some of the activities that are offered to members to broaden their experience and open their eyes to the world of light, colour and tones.
The dance society aims to provide students with an opportunity to express themselves artistically through movement.
The journalism society compiles a monthly newsletter with articles submitted by students. Members are introduced to concepts of media ethics, layout and design.
A society for literature lovers, Lyterati hopes to promote a love of reading through book clubs, dialogues with established and aspiring writers and poets, writing courses and creative writing competitions.
This is an amateur drama society which enables students to find creative expression by participating in theatre productions in Urdu and/or English, in workshops and theatre games. LyTheatre stages two plays annually (one in Urdu and one in English).
The music society is made up of a diverse group of performers and artists alike. The society plays a pivotal role in setting the mood for the school's major events like the welcome and farewell parties. Throughout the year they entertain the school with energizing performances and competitions in addition to organizing an annual concert.
Reader's Theatre - Bringing it All Together
The Lyceum encourages all students to take part in the performing arts, and in so doing, develop their creative abilities. Reader’s Theatre is an annual event where all creative societies come together to perform, and raw talent is developed and nurtured. The performance culminates into a vast array of diverse performances.
LySlam is a Spoken Word Poetry society. Spoken Word is a modern form of poetry which encapsulates poetry, drama, music, rap and stand-up comedy into one, to present performances that are original, creative and entertaining. Members are encouraged not only to write and perform self-written pieces, but also to explore newer forms of the art. The school holds an annual Slam poetry night to celebrate our budding poets.
The Business Society
The Business Society aims to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills. The annual Lyceum Business games is an event that gives student members an opportunity to showcase their skills and is a trial platform for the business games and young entrepreneurs conference held annually at LUMS, Lahore, and also for many other business competitions held throughout the year.
This society which helps design and market material for all major school events. This involves designing posters, tickets, web pages, etc. The Society also regularly conducts workshops to train members in editing, graphics design and using web-designing software. The society is currently working on several software programs for the school and initiating several automation processes.
In the fast paced and ever-changing world of technology, Lytech provides an opportunity for members to enhance their computer skills, hear from professionals in the industry, and get some hands-on experience working with particular areas of interest.
The Debating Society
The Debate Society provides a platform for students to hone their debating and public speaking skills. Debating gives students an opportunity to gain confidence, helps them better understand world affairs and prepares them to compete in national and international competitions. Members are trained in how to participate in parliamentary debates and in Model United Nations (MUN) conferences. The Lyceum Model UN team also participates in various national and international MUN conferences, like the ROTMUN in Karachi, LUMUN in Lahore and the Harvard MUN in Boston.
“The Oracle” is a 200-page annual colour magazine/Year Book. Students contribute high quality, original articles, poems, art work, photographs and coverage of events and activities under the following heads: creative writing, school life, art, sports, extra & co-curricular activities and community services.
“Home School” is a service initiated by The Lyceum in order to help our students educate children from under-privileged communities. The subjects taught in Home School are English, Maths, Art and Urdu.
NEELUM SCHOOL: Lyceum students have initiated a small community school in the colony where they teach after school and help children improve their study skills in the four prescribed subjects.
Social Justice Society
This society aims to create equity amongst our citizens. Members of this society work towards raising awareness of socio-economic problems and fund-raising to help improve the lot of the less privileged members of our local, national, and global community. Areas of focus are Disability rights (liaison with Inclusive Society Pakistan), Women and Children’s rights and campaigns to improve literacy, nutrition and access to work.
Child Rights Society
The Child Rights Society at the Lyceum aims to spread awareness of child rights, advocate and promote these rights amongst children, parents, teachers and other members of society. The society is currently undertaking several awareness and fund raising campaigns to further its cause.
Religions for Peace Society
The aim of the society, as the title says, is to bring about peace through understanding the core essence of all religions whilst standing firm in one's own faith. The idea is to develop a greater understanding, appreciation and respect for the various traditions and to promote greater unity, awareness and cooperation.
Inclusive Rights Society
Inclusive Society at the Lyceum works to uphold the rights of special people and to lead to their inclusion in our society. Our ultimate goal is to sensitize society at large as to the special needs of such people, and foster an understanding of the challenges they face.
The Humane Society of the Lyceum, Lypaws is inspired by organisations such as PAWS, the RSPCA, and Humane Societies around the world, its goal is to advocate the humane treatment of animals, the protection of habitats for wildlife, and the placement of abandoned pets in caring homes.
The members visit the school on Saturdays and teach the classes assigned to them in the Government school.
The Society for the Rehabilitation of Special Children – SRSC is a project of the National Institute of Child Health (NICH), which arranges for the rehabilitation and education of special children. Student members of this society visit the centre every Saturday from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM and assist with physiotherapy and teaching.
Right to Shelter
Different orphanages are adopted by the members of the society. Plans are outlined for teaching the children in the evening or on Saturdays. Recreational outings are and fund raisers are conducted to carry out “renovating and uplifting” plans for the orphanage.
“Dar-ul-Sukun”is an established home for physically and mentally challenged people. The Lyceum offers the members of this society the opportunity to interact with its residents so as to develop greater awareness and empathy towards people with special needs. Our volunteers are trained and counseled during the course of their work on how to deal with people and develop a humanitarian spirit. (www.darulsukun.com)
NOWPDP has an integrated program with the society, “Artpreneurs” which helps the inmates and the students through group Art therapy. (www.nowpdp.org)
Citizen's Archive of Pakistan (CAP)
The Citizens Archive of Pakistan (CAP www.citizensarchive.org) is a non profit organization dedicated to Cultural and Historic Preservation. It seeks to educate the community, foster an awareness of our nation's history and instill pride in Pakistani citizens about their heritage. Students at the Lyceum apply to do CAP internships over the summer or winter break.
The only initiative of its kind in Pakistan, the Indus Hospital provides premium health care in an impressive, state-of-the-art health center completely free to everyone. Students at the Lyceum can apply to intern at Indus Hospital over the summer and winter breaks.
The Kidney Centre
The Kidney Centre is a 100 bed, specialist institution providing complete care for nephro-urological diseases with training and research facilities. Students apply to do internships there over the summer and winter break.
Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT)
Volunteers at SIUT do 30 hours of service during their summer / winter vacations. During this time, they are given lectures by doctors on bioethics, common medical conditions (e.g. diabetes, heart disease) and spend their time in different wards of the hospital assisting the patients. Upon completion of the service all volunteers are awarded a Certificate of Appreciation at a ceremony hosted by SIUT.
The Citizen's Foundation (TCF)
TCF is a professionally managed, non-profit organization set up in 1995 by a group of citizens concerned with the dismal state of education in Pakistan. It is now one of Pakistan's leading organizations in the field of formal education. Students apply to do internships at TCF during the winter and summer breaks.
The Lyceum Adventure Club (LAC)
LAC organises trips to the Great Outdoors, open to all students depending on trip capacity. These excursions foster youth leadership through participation in wilderness outdoor activities and often offer the experience of a lifetime.
LYROW, the The Lyceum’s rowing society, was formed in February 2008 as a part of the Karachi Boat Club’s school rowing initiative. Rowing society members learn to row and practice the sport for fitness and competition. Members develop skills in both machine rowing international ASRA Regatta and other events.
Creative writing is taught as a co-curricular elective after school hours. Emphasis is placed on producing original content, character development, structure and tone.
Honor Society (Peer Tutoring)
Students with excellent command over specific subjects volunteer to coach their peers in areas they are having trouble after school hours on campus.
Dialogues at the Lyceum
“Dialogues at the Lyceum” brings in professionals, especially alumni from different walks of life to share their ideas from their trade and experience with our students.
Classes on the understanding of the Quran and Islam are taught as a co-curricular elective during school hours.