This Sunday, Lincoln School's Varsity Boys' Football team will be taking on the rest of the NISSA schools in the NISSA Boys' Football cup. Our final 3 matches of the league saw the boys win handsomely vs KISC 7-0, before playing out a hard-fought and entertaining draw against Rato Bangala 2-2. Our final game of the league was against GEMS who were already league champions. Despite hitting the woodwork and putting them under some pressure, an own goal in the 2nd half meant that we lost the game 1-0. This meant that we finished 3rd in the league and will take on Rato Bangala once again in the semi-final of the cup competition this Sunday, January 22nd at 9.45. If we win that, we will be playing for the cup a few hours later at 12.45. Come along to support our Snow Leopards at the ANFA ground, Satdobato, this Sunday, January 22nd!
Friday, January 20, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Well here I was in the Netherlands, participating in the Model United Nations (MUN) from Lincoln School, Kathmandu. As I walked into the brightly lit room, the warm air blew past my face giving my body refuge from the cold blustery weather of Leiden. I stood at the entrance as my friends moved in. I took in the vibe of the hall’s grand entrance. There were so many people walking around talking, but to me it all sounded like chirping of baby birds. It was as though the voices were unfocused and the only thing that I could focus on was the multitude of flags hung on the ceiling. My eyes scanned them for the Nepali flag. Finally I found it at the far end on the left corner, the flag gave me pride and a much needed sense of confidence, I felt yes I too belonged here in midst of the participants from so many nations, all with a singular goal of a more effective United Nations.
Everybody soon swarmed into the opening ceremony hall. We all sat in the space provided for our Committees, I was in the Special Food Conference (SpCf) Committee. We all sat somewhere in the left back corner. The Opening Ceremony went by fast, and it was a blur. Soon the Secretary General banged the gavel and said, “Leiden MUN 2016 has officially begun.” All of the sudden the nervousness had come back surging through my body and I felt that all the confidence I had gained was gone. I walked up to our Committee room dreading what awaited me, not realizing that this MUN would change not only the way I see the world, but the way I see Nepal as a nation state, in this world of ever uniting nations.
I sat behind a yellow, wooden placard with CANADA, the country I was a delegate of at this MUN. I looked around and I realized that our Committee wasn’t too big; there must have been about 40 people in the room. During the lobbying sessions I realized that most of the other delegates had far more experience than me, most of them coming to their 10th MUN, while this was only my second. This made the fear rise even more within me. The lobbying ended and the sessions carried on. I sat glued in my seat, knowing exactly what to say, but never knowing when to say it, always too afraid that someone would say I was wrong; and while I was toiling with this debate in my head the session ended.
On the second day the room was more vibrant and the vibe was far friendlier. Having debated only in my head yesterday, I finally mustered the courage to speak and slowly stepped up to the podium and put my thoughts in words and let them fly out of my mouth. At first nervously a bit too fast, but then slowly in the tone and pace I wanted. No one yelled at me, or told me I was wrong. I stepped of the podium and as I walked back a new feeling rose within me. I felt powerful. As the rest of the conference days went on I listened and participated. The idea of MUN transformed from something my parents forced me to do, to something that could change not only the world, but my views on the world and how I could make an impact to create the world I wanted.
The idea of conflict also struck me in that room. The idea of the United Nations is to bring peace amongst all nations, by accepting the differences in other cultures, religions, and political beliefs. In this room we all may have differing points of view, but we were all friends, trying to find solutions for worldwide problems. We were all different and yet we were one. There are so many nations that are war torn, and under rubble; for the simple reason that differences aren’t accepted, respected and appreciated.
As the Leiden MUN was drawing to an end amongst the many learning that I had picked up, the one thought that resonated in me was that we all needed to value different opinions and perspectives if we are to create peace not only worldwide, but within each nation of the United Nations as well. I started to think about the divisions caused by the recent decision of the United Kingdom to exit the European Union, and the divisiveness of the Presidential elections in the United States, and then my thoughts floated back home to Nepal and the many issues that seem to be dividing us as a nation today.
The long flight home gave me ample time to reminisce and recall all the deliberations, debates and discussions of the past few days, and as I sorted through it all the realization dawned on me that to have a truly effective United Nations the first thing we have to do is have truly united nations. If Nepal is going to play an effective role in the realm of the United Nations then first my nation has to stand united in the critical issues facing us. As the plane touched down in Kathmandu I was resolved, if only a united nation can be a effective participant in the United Nations, I must and will do what I can to firstly unite my nation and then move ahead to ensure that Nepal finds its place as an effective member of the United Nations!
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Different Lincoln School Athletics teams and clubs came together to take the Mannequin Challenge at the close of 2016. Take a look. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByCAa8zQsNyQOFZ1c3lkWXFtNk0
Friday, December 30, 2016
On December 2rd, Niharika Tuladhar, Sofia Gadegaard Shah and I, Shreetika Singh, were given an amazing, never-to-be-forgotten opportunity to travel to Windsor, Canada and represent Nepal in the 13th FINA World Championships. I swam the 50 and 100 Freestyle events and Niharika swam the 50 and 100 Breaststroke races, while Sofia participated in the 50, 100 and 200 meter freestyle. Getting the opportunity to meet and swim with some of the greatest swimmers in the world was a dream come true. However, this was also a trip filled with national records and personal bests. Niharika broke both the 100 and 50 breaststroke national records, swimming a 37.94 for the 50 breast and a for the 100. The competition lasted for five days and all five days were exciting, as we warmed up amongst some of the world's top swimmers and witnessed a few world records. This has inspired us swimmers to be even more dedicated to this amazing sport.
By Shreetika Singh
Friday, December 16, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016
On October 27th, Middle School Students participated in the Fall Festival which integrated Art, Music, and Language Arts projects into one wonderful exhibit in The Gallery.
Grade 7:In Language Arts, students explored different types of emotions and fears, writing a personal story called a vignette about a time they felt fear. In Visual Art, students created villains and the environment they live in with oil pastels. In Music, students composed melodic themes with consonance and dissonant themes that represented their projects in Visual Art and Language Arts.
Grade 8:In Language Arts students created their own dystopian society through studying Ayn Rand's Anthem. In Visual Art, students expressed their fears and phobias through linoleum printmaking. In Music, students composed background tracks to represent their print making with music technology software, instruments, and synthesizers.
High School Art featured observational anatomical drawings of the human skeleton in the foyer.
Grade 6:In Language Arts students studied characterization in various texts and forms of media. They created a villain and brought it to life using the 5 aspects of characterization. In Visual Art, students created aluminum foil and paper mache sculptures to bring their Language Arts villains to life. In Music, students completed their musical literacy unit and began an instrumental unit.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Our Lady Leopards had a stellar day in the Snow Leopard's gym in the LS hosted NISSA Girls' Basketball Final 4, heating up the floor with the some tenacious hustle, fighting spirit and sizzling baskets. In our semi-final match up against Rato Bangala, the girls took an early lead and did not look back with a 33-8 win. Especially pleasing was the manner of the defensive performance, with our goals dominating the boards and forcing a number of turnovers that were capitalized on with some slick shooting and fast breaks. In the other semi-final, KISC defeated TBS to set-up what would be fascinating final between two different, but closely contested teams.
In the final, the Snow Leopards took an early lead, showing great composure with the ball, and more tough defending. However, despite having a strong lead at half-time, the girls got into some foul and injury trouble, which shifted momentum KISC's way. The girls fought hard, but eventually went down 32-27. It was a great learning experience for our Snow Leopards, who will no doubt learn from the experience and come back stronger.
Lincoln's Niharika Tuladhar and Shreetika Singh headed off to Windsor, Canada this weekend for the FINA World Swimming Championships! They will be joined by recent LS graduate, Sofia Shah, meaning that all three female swimmers representing Nepal are Lincoln Snow Leopards! Quite a feat for our school in the foothills of the Himalayas. Niharika will be competing in the 50 and 100 breaststroke events, in which she holds national records for Nepal. Shreetika and Sofia will both be swimming the 50, 100 and 200 meter freestyle events. We will keep you posted on how they do at the championships. Good luck girls!