Back to School with NBJ
On Tuesday the 2nd of June, I had the privilege of visiting a school in Abu Dhabi, and witnessing the grade 6 (ages 11-13) class presentations.
Amazing girls, I tell you! They made me feel so welcome, and were nothing but friendly, playful and hilarious!
One or two cheeky incidents, but it was refreshing to see that the formula for pre-teens remains the same worldwide (so basically, its not just me, mum. Ha! lol)
The girls had been learning about sustainability, classification, body systems/life processes, and energy resources. For girls whom english is not their first language, the standard at which they delivered their presentations was beyond compare. There was nothing but pride in their parents faces. It was VERY clear the girls enjoyed the projects from their eagerness to discuss science with me.
I mean, you only wanna talk science when you love school right lol.
The girls had to build sustainable homes, so they used recycled materials such as plastic bottles, old toys and Styrofoam cups.
They explored the various types of energy resources as a means of fuelling their homes, most settled for solar panels, can you guess why? ('cos nuff sun in Abu Dhabi lol)
The rooms housed the body systems/life processes. So the kitchen for example, was room to the digestive system and the gym the muscular system.
Some homes had gardens and ponds, this is where the girls explored classification. Their gardens were home to vertebrates and invertebrates; mammals, reptiles and birds.
Lastly, what's a home in the UAE without a little bit of culture? Many homes had the UAE flag on it, all had prayer rooms, one even had Sheikh Zayed grand mosque as a poster. I just love how proud Emiratis are of their culture and heritage.