On Thursday, February 14, students in the senior section of Pakistan Embassy College Beijing (PECB) organized an annual farewell party for their friends who left when the term ended. The farewell was hosted by students from four classes who pulled in their resources to make the party a success. Mrs. Shagufta, the principal, and all the staff members were invited to the school hall where plates of delicious desserts and homemade cakes were laid out for all to eat.
Although the party carried a tinge of sadness, the students had fun as they enjoyed every moment with their best buddies. To start off the festivities, a group of talented students sang their way onto the stage as the audience whooped and clapped. Then band of singers included Narmeen, Ameerah and Sheen who sang “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt. The three girls are all from O-Level 2 and received a huge round of applause after they left the stage. Narmeen was awarded Best Singer.
To add some fun to the farewell party, students were also given specific titles based on their unique personality. Students and teachers laughed as the host, Rukha, announced everyone’s title. But the highlight of the day was perhaps votes for Best Dressed – teachers and students were given slips of paper on which they were requested to write names of students whose dress they think looked the prettiest. It was a tough decision to make as everyone looked their very best but in the end, Muhannad from Syria, who was wearing a really cool tux, and Narmeen from Azerbaijian, who donned a dark blue dress, won as Best Dressed.
When the party ended, everyone was reluctant to leave. After all, for many students, this would be their last official function in school before the term ends. Farewell and all the best for your future!
Jun Wei Loh, 15, is the beijingkids student correspondent for the Pakistan Embassy College of Beijing. She is from Malaysia and is currently doing her O Levels at PECB. Although her favorite subjects are math and physics, she enjoys writing articles and is part of the newsletter editing team in her school. She is also attempting to write a novel and hopes to publish it one day. Her hobbies change from day to day depending on what mood she is in. The three things she wanted to try out one day are: parachuting, bungee jumping and piloting a plane.
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