One Word Sunday – A School Pool

To be honest, I was so close in diving over!

Okay, here’s a little flashback first!

Back in January 2019, Jia and I had to pick a school for Uzair as he was about to finish up his kindergarten. We picked up just one school in Karachi, out of all other schools, because we had firm faith in Uzair that he would clear out the entry test and interviews with flying colors.

Which he did actually! (you can read about it by clicking here)

But before appearing for the entry test, the school invited us for an open house in January 2019, which was an amazing trip indeed.

Uzair really loved the vast playing areas and wonderful classrooms. But he was more interested in checking out the swimming pool of the school, which is certainly not a common thing in schools of Karachi.


Upon arriving at the pool side, couple of students were busy in swimming, which intrigued Uzair quite enough for a dive.

It took me and Jia couple of minutes to convince Uzair that this pool is quite deep for him and it is middle of January, so he actually can’t swim at all in the cold season.

Those swimmers, who were definitely students of senior grades, were used to with it, so they were swimming as if it was middle of the summer.

But upon seeing them swimming across that giant pool, filled up with amazing clear water, the deep buried wish within myself of taking off my clothes and taking a deep dive in that pool, arose very quickly.

But the fatherly side of myself silenced up that wish for good.

That was the last time we saw the pool in school!

After receiving admission in the school, I found out that grade 1 students are not allowed to participate in swimming classes, so Uzair have to wait a little longer.

And thanks to COVID-19, that wait has been extended up further more!

Even we can’t go to the beach side of Karachi these days for some fun in the sand and waves, which is something Jia, Uzair and I are all missing very much.



For Debbie Symth’s One Word Sunday – Olympic




14 thoughts on “One Word Sunday – A School Pool

  1. Debbie Smyth June 28, 2020 / 6:56 AM

    Sounds a great school and the pool is very inviting. I can see why you both wanted to get in!

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    • Hammad Rais June 30, 2020 / 5:01 PM

      It was certainly tempting and now, I’m missing it even more, thanks to much warmer days here.


  2. calmkate June 27, 2020 / 6:54 AM

    that school sounds pretty special … with facilities like that!

    Sorry you can’t get across to the ocean, must be tough 😦

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    • Hammad Rais June 28, 2020 / 12:44 AM

      Spacious fields for cricket, hockey, soccer. An indoor gymnasium for basketball, badminton and more. Uzair’s school is indeed a unique one in the city, so that’s why my wife and I focused on it only for Uzair’s admission.
      As for the beach, I’m afraid that this summer will be a different one as no trip can happen right now and before the end of it πŸ˜”

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    • calmkate June 28, 2020 / 2:47 AM

      any space to put a little splash pool up for the neighbourhood kids?

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    • Hammad Rais June 30, 2020 / 5:02 PM

      There’s plenty I think but depends on school management to decide.


    • Hammad Rais June 30, 2020 / 11:09 PM

      Yeah, there’s space on home for indoor pool but that can only be taken out on weekends.

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    • Hammad Rais June 27, 2020 / 6:15 AM

      I’m also wishing for the same. Thank you for liking my post πŸ™‚


    • Hammad Rais June 26, 2020 / 5:09 PM

      An amazing one indeed. Too bad I can’t dive in it 😦

      Liked by 1 person

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