PISJ-ES students participate in spelling bee competition

Winners of the spelling bee competition held at the PISJ-ES.
Updated 23 November 2017
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PISJ-ES students participate in spelling bee competition

PISJ-ES (Pakistan International School Jeddah — English Section) recently organized a spelling bee competition for students of classes 1 to 8.
The school authorities said the contest aimed at enhancing the students’ communication skills and learning the appropriate usage of words.
The program commenced with a recitation of the holy Qur’an, followed by the national anthem of Pakistan.
Principal Adnan Nasir said: “Such competitions are important, not because they provide a platform to the best spellers but because they give exposure to our students to explore the new avenues of the ‘world of words’ in their academic and future professional lives.”
He added: “Therefore, the objective of such competitions is not just to expect our students to spell the words correctly and win the competition but to help them learn discipline and how to tackle pressure and take decisions ... in all their future endeavours. By learning words, they develop their skills to communicate effectively, which is required in every aspect of life.” He urged the students to understand the power of words, which has the ability to “inspire and shatter” at the same time.
Ahmed Waseem, Yasir Ahmed and Fatima Masood from grade 1 acquired first, second and third positions, respectively. Rawdah Khalid, Abdullah Khan and Ahmed Akhtar acquired the first, second and third positions in grade 2, respectively.
Huda Waqas (first), Ibrahim Ahmed (second) and and Rubab Tahir (third) from grade 3 bagged the top three positions while from grade 4, Muhammad Arsalan (first), Shaher bano (second) and Fatima Ibrahim (third) were declared the winners. The spelling champs from grade 5 were Muhammad Khalid Iqbal (first), Manal Fatima (second) and Maryam Farrukh (third).
From grade 6, Rayan Saqib, Abdullah Waseem and Abdul Aleem were declared winners for the first, second and third positions, respectively. From grade 7, Muhammad Rafey won the first position, Momina Adnan stood second while the third position was acquired by Muhammad Hunain. From grade 8, Syed Qaisar Khurram stood first, second place was taken by Maria Zahid, while Dua Tahir achieved the third position.
The program concluded with the distribution of trophies and certificates to the winners.


Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Stunt driver Terry Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb.
Updated 19 July 2018
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Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Land Rover and international stunt driver Terry Grant smashed a world record at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a two-wheel speed run in the new Range Rover Sport SVR. Grant’s 2:24.5 run up the famous hillclimb broke Grant’s old record for a mile traveled in a car on two wheels, set in 2011, by more than 30 seconds.
Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb as he set the new Guinness World Record time.
Grant snatched the record in a dramatic last gasp attempt on Sunday afternoon, having attempted four runs earlier in the weekend, none of which Grant managed to complete.
The Range Rover Sport SVR is a 575hp performance SUV, capable of 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 174mph — with four wheels on the road, at least. The Range Rover Sport only required one modification for the world record run, a tweak to its differential to allow the car to deliver more power to the two wheels on the ground — both of which were pumped up to 90PSI.
Grant is a multiple world-record holder, with 25 Guinness World Records already to his name, and with this latest record, Grant has bested a 2:55 run that he himself set at Goodwood in 2011.
Stunt driver Grant said: “It really shouldn’t be underestimated how difficult a two-wheeled speed run like this is; you are always fighting to keep the car balanced right on the edge, as it tries to tip either one way or the other. You need to be conscious of everything, from the camber of the road to the strength of the wind. Thankfully, conditions were excellent and the Range Rover Sport SVR was the perfect precision tool for the job.”
The world record was not the only amazing Land Rover moment of the Festival of Speed, as 70 historic and important Land Rovers took to the hill in what was the largest batch of cars to ever tackle the famous route in one go. From 1948 to 2018, the parade of cars celebrated 70 years of one of Britain’s most iconic automotive brands.