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Fun-filled: Students display artistic, marketing skills at expo
[February 09, 2014]

Fun-filled: Students display artistic, marketing skills at expo

(Express Tribune (Pakistan) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Practically applying their knowledge of what they learn in books, students of media and business societies of the Global System Integrated Studies (GSIS) participated in a two-day Media Festival and Business Expo here.  Hundreds of O and A levels students were given a time-frame and a challenge to demonstrate youth related issues in a creative manner. Students put together a stimulating show demonstrating their photography and movie-making skills.

The festival consisted of a photography competition, short films, documentary screening and a talent show.

A total of seven short films on issues such as violence, peer pressure, bad habits, teenage and what they do in their leisure time were showcased.  Two ten-minute documentaries on the theme of peer pressure by Amina Babar and Mahnoor Zaidi were also shown.

Blurry visions, out-of-frame shots and sound variations reflected the amateur skills of the students. The principal of the school said that the message inscribed in the work was what was important.  “It is enthralling to see the youth of today being well aware of their problems. They have not just portrayed their issues, but at the same time they have also added positive messages to tackle these problems” said GSIS Principal Quratulain Ali.

A total of 45 students participated in the photography competition.

The screening was followed by talent-show where students demonstrated their talent in singing, dancing and acting segments. “We are extremely excited and happy to see positive response of the students” said Sana Sayeed Khan who helped with the décor of the festival.

GSIS Media Society President Huzafa Islam Shah said that although they had trouble finding sponsors, they team managed to pull-off the festival with limited resources.

On the second day of the festival, the Business-Expo was held in the school’s sports ground. A total of 13 stalls mostly consisting of home-cooked meals were put up for sale.  “The students will get to learn the skill of how to make sales and know how difficult it is to actually make profits” said Naureen Nazlee from the GSIS administration.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 9th, 2014.

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