With the grace of Allah (swt), Al Haadi School organized its first annual summer day camp. The overarching figure of this camp was Ibn Sina (d. 1037) a Muslim polymath and water was chosen as this year’s camp theme, a sacred gift of Allah to all living things.
أَفَرَءَيْتُمُ ٱلْمَآءَ ٱلَّذِى تَشْرَبُونَ ءَأَنتُمْ أَنزَلْتُمُوهُ مِنَ ٱلْمُزْنِ أَمْ نَحْنُ ٱلْمُنزِلُونَ لَوْ نَشَآءُ جَعَلْنَـٰهُ أُجَاجًا فَلَوْلَا تَشْكُرُونَ
[56:68] Have you considered the water you drink? Is it you who bring it down from the clouds, or is it We Who do so? If We willed, We could make it salty. Will you not then give thanks?
On Day 1, students engaged in a variety of activities such as bacterial collection and hand hygiene, went on nature walks, and learned about the ecological footprint. On Day 2, students learned about marine pollution and microplastics to improve their sense of responsibility towards the earth, particularly water. Students also tested their drinking water and worked on a soap-making activity.
On the final day, students participated in a challenge to see whether one can perform Wudhu in a single cup, in order to ensure water is not wasted. One of the most exciting activities for the students on the final day was making (and eating) their own ice-cream where the different states of water and history of ice-cream making was incorporated.
Al Haadi School would like to thank all parents for their support during these three days, as well as commend the hard work and dedication of our camp counselors. We would also like to thank Syed Muhammad Abbas Baqri who accepted our invitation to participate as a camp counselor and lead all scholarly activities on campus during the three days.