Lahore Grammar School
|Lahore Grammar School|
|School type||Private, Preparatory|
|Motto||Ilm Sai Dil-o-Dimagh Roshan (Knowledge enlightens our hearts and minds)|
|School board||CIE and Punjab Education Board|
|Years offered||3–4 to 18–19|
|Average class size||20–40|
|Classes offered||O and AS/A Level|
|Colour(s)||Blue and white|
Lahore Grammar School, or LGS, is a group of private academic preparatory institutions based in the city of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The system was established in 1979 at its 55 Main Gulberg campus. The institution provides education to boys and girls until A Levels. It has campuses throughout Pakistan including Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta and Sialkot.
Lahore Grammar School has laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Information Technology equipped with state-of-the-art apparatus required for O' Level and A' Level practical examinations. All branches have libraries containing a vast array of research material for all grade levels. The libraries subscribe to international and national publications. They have a multimedia collection of CDs, classic films and audio cassettes. Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Shaw are some of the represented authors and poets.
Student government council
A student government system operates at sections of O-Level and A-Level. It is termed the Student Council and has an average of 20–30 members from Grade 13/A2 (for the A-Level Student Council). It solves the problems of younger students, and helps to create a peaceful and educational environment. Its primary functions are to collaborate with the administration to bring opportunities for students, organize activities and develop the school magazine.
The Student Council is separate for each batch. Some posts like that of the Head Boy, Head Girl and sometimes House Captains are selected on a nomination and voting system. The members are required to participate in a formal oath-taking ceremony.[
Students from each grade are sorted in six houses which are named after the fast flying birds. All houses participate in the activities and competitions of the school.
- Eagle House
- Falcon House
- Kestrel House
- Swift House
The Grammar School's co-curricular activities are popular among the youth of Lahore. They range from educational events to completely enjoyment programmes. Most of the branches have an environment society, which campaigns against the degreening of Lahore, and the concomitant decline in Lahore's air quality. Many branches have a community service program, proving students with opportunities to volunteer at organisations. Some of these include the Pakistan Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, the Rising Sun Institute, Fatima Memorial Hospital, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital.[cit Different clubs are arranged for the academic body, including debating societies, with teenagers participating in tournaments both locally and internationally.
Bonfires are an annual tradition for junior branches. Each branch has its own event and the students registered at that school attend with their family and friends. The event is an opportunity for students to take a brief break from schoolwork. It is also a chance for them and their parents to interact with teachers and school staff in an informal and social setting. Students and teachers often use this as an opportunity to discuss things that might be causing problems at school because everyone is in a good mood and willing to be more cooperative.
Concerts by famous musical bands are held annually. The bands may be local or even the school's own bands. All major branches put on an annual play every year, in Punjabi, Urdu or English. Plays like Andhera Ujala were screened on television channels whereas Khatra-e-Jaan which had a number of LGS participants also received favourable reviews across Lahore. The school's network has gone on educational trips to Lahore, all over Pakistan and to abroad countries including India, China, the United States of America, Uzbekistan, Greece, Spain, and Egypt.
- Mahwish Sarwar (21 December 2003). "LGS Bonfire lights up evening". Daily Times.
- عبادالحق بی بی سی اردو ڈاٹ کام، لاہور (1 January 1970). "BBC Urdu: Khatra-e-Jaan". BBC.
- "Lahore Grammar School – Honour Awards". Lgs.edu.pk.
- "Newsletter – June 2010" (PDF).
- 10th International Children's Festival for Performing Arts 2009 Archived 23 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine.