The City School International is renowned for innovative activities and emboldening its students to pursue facing various facets of everyday challenges. Religion is one of the most significant aspects of life; therefore, the City School International treats Islam as the pivot, ensuring that all students are learning, as well as retaining fun at the same time.
The Islamic Department systematized a challenge from 15th September to 19th September, providing approximately 5 days, ranging from Year 8 to Year 11. This challenge introduced the concept of ‘Visual Harvesting’, which is a method of processing and storing information using visuals combined. The technique is promising because of the picture superiority effect you can save up to six times more than with text.
Students were assigned to visually harvest Surahs encompassing the calligraphy Surah Yasin, Hujraat, Qaf, Kahaf, and Al-Ahzab in an array of different styles such as Diwani Jileeli, Kufic, and Nastalik.
With a total of 50 marks, the intensity depended on the medium, which contributed to the creativity. Students from Year 8 and 9 were assigned canvases, while Year 10 and 11 were assigned A4-sized papers. All of them, however, had to use markers, colour pencils, watercolors or tea/coffee wash (for the background). By the end of the preferred time-limit, the students hadn’t failed to surprise the school with spectacular results, now displayed throughout the school.