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Meet Santa and get festive as the Festival of Schools goes Xmas at Victory Heights Primary School
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Meet Santa and get festive as the Festival of Schools goes Xmas at Victory Heights Primary School

by Tabitha BardaNovember 25, 2021

Meet Santa, decorate gingerbread houses and enjoy wonderful winter crafts at Victory Heights Primary School (VHPS) as the fabulous Festival of Schools turns Xmas for the event this Saturday 27 November.

As one of the UAE’s earliest festive social events of the season, it’s your first chance to get the kids really excited about Christmas, at what is set to be an action-packed, bumper bonanza of a day.

Click here to book your free tickets to the Victory Heights Primary School Festival of Schools event this Saturday 27 November, 9am to 3pm.

A flurry of festive fun

Gingerbread house decorating is one of the festive activities on offer

There will be everything your family needs to have a fantastically fun time – you can expect bouncy castles, face painting, magic shows, soft play area, a merry winter market, sports activities and displays, a food court, carol singing, live DJ sets, oodles of arts and crafts, and of course the chance to decorate gingerbread houses and meet Santa himself at the school’s cosy festive grotto!

It’s also a wonderful opportunity to enjoy Victory Heights Primary’s beautiful school grounds, and engage with the community through some wonderful free workshops, student dance performances, and by browsing the stalls of local artisans selling their handmade creations.

Devised under the Festival of Schools theme ‘Our Planet, Our Future’, the event will also feature a sustainable photo booth, eco-themed talks, and workshops linked to local sustainability programmes, such as sessions on sewing, mending and repurposing old clothes.

Your passport to presents

Santa is coming to Victory Heights Primary School in Dubai as part of the Festival of Schools

Children will even get the chance to meet a special visitor from the North Pole!

Filling up the Festival of Schools Passport (received on arrival at the event) has been one of the biggest sources of excitement for children at all the Which Media Festival of Schools events in Dubai so far.

This week will be no different – the Victory Heights Primary School team has created a range of brilliant, seasonally-themed activities for children to complete, in return for a stamp in their Festival passport. Fill up your passport with enough stamps for your chance to win prizes!

The activities include making Christmas ornaments, putting your dream in a jar, feeding the snow man, Christmas card making, save the earth workshop (painting), a scavenger hunt, engineering challenge and more.

As the fourth and final event in this season of Which Media’s series of Festival of Schools events, this one looks as if it could be the best one yet, with longer running hours from 9am until 3pm, and a flurry of awesome, crowd-pleasing activities.

Don’t miss your chance to book a spot – last week’s Festival at Arcadia School had SOLD OUT days before the event, so the time to book your space is NOW.

Tickets are free, as are most of the amazing activities, but they’re going fast.

Click here to book your free tickets to the Victory Heights Primary School Festival of Schools event this Saturday 27 November, 9am to 3pm.

See how our previous Festival of Schools events at GEMS FirstPoint and Safa British School went.

Getting to Victory Heights Primary School

Architectural render of the new Discover and Play Outdoor spaces at Victory Heights Foundation Stage school in Dubai, the sister FS school to Victory Heights Primary School.

Victory Heights Primary School sits on the edge of the beautiful Victory Heights residential area, and is also close to Dubai Sports City, Motor City, Arabian Ranches and many more of Dubai’s most popular family residential locations.

The school is within easy reach of the E311 and Umm Suqeim Street (D61). The area is well served by buses. Plan your journey with public transport using the RTA Journey Planner.

Exclusive Festival Discounts!

Children can play in Toshi’s Net at one of OliOli’s many immersive galleries when FOS-goers use the 20% discount that’s available throughout November

The Festival of Schools at Victory Heights Primary School will be a full day affair, but if you are headed to the centre of Dubai later on, use your Festival of Schools passport (issued at the event) for exclusive discounts at some of Dubai’s best indoor play centres:

Air Maniax – Festival goers can use their Passport for 20% off PREMIUM access. Valid 2-6pm on Saturday 27th November and Sunday – Wednesday throughout the month of November.

Street Maniax – Dubai’s best parkour and trampoline centre will allow Festival goers 20% off PREMIUM access on Saturday 27th November (2-6pm) and on Sunday – Wednesday throughout the month of November.

Oli Oli – Dubai’s first ‘experiential play museum’ is one of our favourite places to spend a family afternoon. On production of your Festival passport, families can avail of 20% off the general admission price, throughout the month of November. Advance booking is essential – call 047027300 to make your reservation.

The Festival of Schools can be found on Kidzapp.

About the Festival of Schools

Festival of Schools event Dubai 2021

The Festival of Schools is a vibrant and fun event series held at various schools across the UAE, powered by Which Media, the owners of SchoolsCompared.com and Which School Advisor.

Held across every weekend in November 2021, the first season of The Festival of Schools has been an enormous success, with sold-out events and schools filled with excited children and impressed prospective families from the local community.

It’s a great opportunity for parents to see the facilities, community spirit and ‘vibe’ on offer at a school, as well as a brilliant chance for schools to showcase all of the amazing work that they do.

If you think your school might be interested in hosting a Festival of Schools event, please get in touch with us: [email protected]

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About The Author
Tabitha Barda
Tabitha Barda is the Senior Editor of SchoolsCompared.com. Oxbridge educated and an award winning journalist in the UAE for more than a decade, Tabitha is one of the region's shining lights in all that is education in the emirates. A mum herself, she is passionate about helping parents - and finding the stories in education that deserve telling. She is responsible for SchoolsCompared.com's The School's Report - the global weekly round up of what matters in education for parents which is published every Thursday, reviewing schools across the UAE - and features on issues that really matter.

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