21 children travelled to elite sports event in Abu Dhabi, hosted by British School Al Khubairat, and held at New York university. Participated in netball, football, volleyball and athletics. Some great individual and team performances,
Amelia Watson qualified for 800m final and placed 8th. Great teamwork in boys volleyball. Football challenging due to extreme heat.
All had great experience and loads of fun.
As it is International week the children said hello and goodbye in their national language waving their flags. We talked about the importance of friendship and how ‘together we are better’. Then they shared what they have learned about the Great Fire of London: a dance to represent the fire, sequenced events and sang September 1666.
This morning, November 15th 2017, liaising the British Council Office in Al Khobar, three British universities presented to the DBGS students in Year 12 and 13. Representatives from the University of Birmingham, University of Northumbria (Newcastle) and Portsmouth University gave brief outlines of the courses available and fee structure, requirements for enrollment, the application procedure and various aspects of student life at their respective universities. There followed a general question and answer session, and individual discussions between students and the university representatives covering issues such as foundation year courses, academic and sports scholarships.