Her Clock

Ahna, 11A She gave birth to her firstborn ‘cause she walked the aisle, and the hand on her clock stopped as her work of nurture began for her first born child. She just walks into that room, a smile on her face and groceries tucked into her arms, she heads for the kitchen ‘cause THAT, […]

The Quiet Revolution

By Sarah and Eafa A woman’s scream fills the air“One more push!” echoes the doctorAnd with a final bellowing cry, the exhausted new mother collapses backwards.“Congratulations,” chimes the nurse, holding a brand new life in her hands, “It’s a girl!”And the woman?Well, the woman sighs.The only thing she can truly say, considering the society she […]

I May Not Be A Labourer

By Imaan Suhail, 9A I may not be a labourer — but if i could change society, the nation, the world, one word at a time, I would dedicate this to all the women, the female labourers, those who do the chores at home, and those who are doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects — those who […]

Pawns of Today

By the students of Billabong High On 26th April 2017, world-renowned Northern Irish poet Cat Brogan visited BHIS to share her experience with young literary-minded students. After an interactive workshop session of two hours, each student shared the lines they came up with to create one collaborative poem, Pawns of Today: I’m trapped in a […]

Letter From A Tragedy

By Jumana Shahid, 11A In the wake of the tragic suicide of one of our townsfolk, we recovered a letter from the victim. Her last words are as follows:   Children’s laughter was a common sound that echoed throughout the streets. At one point of my life, I thought that it such a pleasant sound […]

As a Girl

By Fathimath Imaan Suhail, 9A As a girl, You’re told to be soft, Fragile, Like petals on a flower. But, like flowers, You are destined to bloom. As a daughter, You are told to obey, To keep your voice down. But you have a voice That brings the twinkling stars Out to the night sky, […]

Socio-Cultural Impacts of Tourism

By Fathimath Eafa Rameez, 10A Tourism is a highly popular industry today, especially right here in the Maldives, where it is one of the main sources of income.  It can affect a society in many ways. As tourists visit the specific location they wish to go to, it is very likely that through the Demonstration […]