Wednesday, September 21, 2016
As one of the culminating activities for Lincoln’s High School Physical Education Swimming and Water Safety unit, our students received some extremely valuable Life-Saving skills. With the support of our PE team, students were introduced to CPR and AED use. Most students had received this training before and this served as a good refresher for them.
However, our students’ experience in the water was more challenging. They learned how to first fit a cervical collar, before getting into the water to learn how to manage suspected spinal injuries. This procedure included learning how to perform log rolls and vice-grip rolls on suspected spinal victims. Once this had been accomplished, students worked in groups to place the injured swimmers on backboards, using a sequence that is managed by 1st, 2nd and 3rd responders.
I was extremely pleased with how quickly the students learned during this training and am happy they now have this potentially life saving experience to turn to should a real-life situation ever occur.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Lincoln School Rules the Pool at Little Angels!
The weekend of September 10-11 was a spectacular one for the Lincoln (Swimming) Snow Leopards, filled with personal bests, a bucket of medals and record breaking times. We ended the competition with over 220 points and placed first among over 50 schools. After day one, our swimmers had already earned the team 110 points, with the 2nd place school on 28 points. More importantly, our swimmers had a positive attitude throughout the entire competition, supporting and respecting their teammates and competitors and learning from their experiences. On both days, the majority of our swimmers made it to the finals, while their times represented their hard work and dedication. Throughout each day, we had LS representation in virtually every final, with some events totally dominated by our Snow Leopard swimmers.
Although our female swimmers usually dominate the Nepal swimming scene, this year's squad is much more gender balanced with some great male swimmers coming through. This bodes well for our upcoming SAISA meet. As for the standout stats, our sprint sensation, Niharika Tuladhar, broke 3 different Lincoln records for the 50 back, 50 fly, and 50 breast, earning herself the best female swimmer of the meet award, which is based on FINA points. Shreetika Singh and Oshina Bharati also had outstanding meets and broke the record for the 200 Individual Medley with Shreetika just pipping Oshina to gold. Our boys relays showed their strength in depth by breaking both the 4*50 Medley Relay, as well as the 4*50 Free Relay records. In addition, Alex Shah broke the 13-14 boys' records for the 50 back and 50 free, while Tisa Shakya broke the 13-14 girls 200 IM, 50 fly and 50 free records. Also in that age group, Ayushma Tuladhar broke the 50 back record. In the 11-12 boys, Nasir Hussain broke the school record for the 100 IM and 50 back as a 10 year-old! We also won gold in all six of the relays. We look forward to the upcoming meet at Lincoln on October 1 & 2 so that our Leopards can once again show their hard work, dedication and love for the sport.
By Shreetika Singh
Friday, September 9, 2016
In art class, we began the school year with some activities that exercised the students’ creative problem solving skills. We spent the last few weeks working on an illustration project inspired by illustrator/designer Kate Bingaman-Burt, where students illustrated a collection of personal objects to tell a story about themselves. They digitized their drawings and learned some new Photoshop skills. This week, we began an observational drawing unit focusing on figure drawing. The students are learning how to use a variety of drawing materials and using a model as their subject. If you’d like to know more, check out our new art class Instagram: instagram.com/lsnepalart or ask your son or daughter about their projects!
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Girls' Reach Finals of NISSA Volleyball Tournament!
In this year's NISSA Girls’ Volleyball Tournament, our young girls team improved immensely over the course of the day. Despite missing a few players due to injury and sickness, the girls pushed through and gave their best in every game.The long day began with a game against one of our rival schools, The British School, which we won two sets to none. Soon after, with little time to rest, we played against a local team from Valley Public School. We thought this would be a quick and easy win, but we lost the first set and came back to win the second and third sets to ensure our place in the finals. The team then rested and ate lunch before playing their hardest competition yet. It was an intense first set that eventually ended with a score over 25 points. Although we played extremely well, we lost the first and second set to the Jawalakhel Club team. Even though we didn’t win our third game, we would still advance and play one more game against the same team that beat us the game before. As game time arrived, the team got pumped and became mentally prepared for our final game. It was hard fought, but in the end fate was against us. Losing both sets 25-23 and 25-12. Although we didn’t take gold, this tournament has helped each player individually and has helped prepare our Lady Leopards for SAISA this year.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
For the past month, seventh grade students have split their class time between art and music. We began the school year with an integrative art and music lesson, based on work by the German expressionist Wassily Kandinsky. We proceeded with some sketching activities to exercise the students’ creative thinking skills. At the moment, we are working on snapchat-style, distorted self-portraits with graphite pencils on paper. If you’d like to know more, check out our new art class Instagram: instagram.com/lsnepalart or ask your son or daughter about their projects!