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What’s In Store at The Festival of Schools: The Preview!
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What’s In Store at The Festival of Schools: The Preview!

by David WestleyOctober 19, 2021

Get ready to enjoy a fantastic new series of events and family days with ‘Season 1’ of The Festival of Schools, fabulous festivals open to everyone – whether your child attends its host school or not!

The limited opening season of the Festival of Schools include; Safa British School in Jumeirah, GEMS FirstPoint School in The Villa, Arcadia School in Jumeirah Village Triangle and Victory Heights Primary School, in the heart of the Victory Heights community.

Add the dates to your diary NOW and secure your free tickets using the links below…

Friday 5th November, 9am-12pm – Safa British School
Saturday 13th November, 9am-12pm – GEMS FirstPoint School
Saturday 20th November, 9am-12pm – Arcadia School
Saturday 27th November, 9am-12pm – Victory Heights Primary School

In order to ensure a healthy and safe Festival for all, spaces at each event will be limited and entrants will be required to show their vaccination record, negative PCR or ‘green’ Al Hosn app. 

Note: The festivals will continue, subject to demand, and get bigger and better, after the New Year!

What’s On and Where?

We’ve asked each of our four schools to give us a taste of the activities that will be on offer at their Festival. Just as each school is unique, so too will be their festivals. We’ll continue to bring you more info as we get closer to the day but for now…here’s the highlight reel!

 

Festival of Schools, Safa British School, Friday 5th November 2021
9am-12pm

The Highlights

 

There is no doubt the buildings and grounds of Safa British School will be part star of its Festival, and visitors will be able to explore every inch of it with a scavenger hunt around the beautiful, brand new campus. Every time you successfully solve a clue one of Safa’s team will reward you with an item of trash…yes…trash! You’ll need to join us at the Festival of Schools on 5th November to find out why.

You’ll also get to meet and greet Safa British School’s most loved residents – the animals! Festival goers will be invited to visit Safa British School’s farm to feed the animals and learn all about how they are a part of life in this very special school.

Bake your own cookies in the school’s food tech lab. Who needs shop bought when you can make your own and take them home!

 

Conduct a science experiment in one of the school’s science labs. You’ll need your brain in switched on for this egg-citing challenge…that’s all we’ll say for now!

 

Mums and Dads, in amongst all the action you will be able to stock up on coffee and breakfast treats to keep the energy flowing!

Festival of Schools – GEMS First Point School, The Villa – Saturday 13th November 2020, 9am-12pm

The Highlights

GEMS FirstPoint School are planning an action-packed event aimed at “inspiring the leaders who will shape tomorrow, under the theme of Our Planet, Our Future”. Come along meet the warm and friendly team and enjoy:

 

 

  • Kids fun zones
  • Industry partner activities from Siemens, Schneider Electric, IMG and many more
  • School-based workshops and demonstrations (including robotics, MUN debates, coding, make up, desalination and more)
  • A bustling food court and thrift/craft market

Festival of Schools – Arcadia School, JVT, Saturday 20th November 2021
9am-1pm

The Highlights

Sustainable Treasure Hunt
Festival goers will be challenged to find different locations around the school and complete a series of sustainable challenges – all in under one hour! At the end of your hunt, get your Festival passport stamped to receive a very special prize.

 

 

Join a host of Adventure and Challenge taster sessions
Visitors can sign up for 30-minute taster sessions in the following areas:

  • Gymnastics
  • Rock Climbing
  • Soccer skills
  • Adventurous Activities

Performance Stage
Watch as talented youngsters and staff perform live on stage. The entertainment is set to include:

  • Martial Arts Exhibition
  • Dance Troop
  • Gymnastic Display
  • Session Musicians
  • Drama Skits
  • Student music activities
  • The Arcadia School Green Fashion Show, where visitors can showcase their “Our Planet, Our Future” themed designs

Nursery and FS Stay and Play Creche
Families with children between the ages of 1 and 5 can introduce their children to wonderful Arcadia School Foundation Zone. The Festival’s youngest visitors can engage in craft, messy play, face painting, junior gym, role play and many more activities with the school’s team of Early Years experts.

Festival of Schools – Victory Heights Primary School, Victory Heights, Saturday 27th November 2021, 9am-3pm

The Highlights

 

 

Get the whole family feeling festive in the Victory Heights Primary School Christmas Zone, with games, activities, music and dance performances.

Shop for unique gifts and treats at the Artisan market.  What better way to start your festive shopping that browsing the stalls in an artisan market.  Stalls will include a great selection of handmade products from across the region.

Follow the Victory Heights Treasure Trail – complete eight activities along the way to claim your very own treasure!

The whole family are invited to take part in one of several craft workshops.  These will include jewellery making, sewing and candle making.  There will be something for everyone, from the very youngest children right through to Grandma and Grandad!

 

The Festival of Schools by Which Media – the very best FREE family events this November! 

Add the dates to your diary NOW and secure your free tickets using the links below…

Friday 5th November, 9am-12pm – Safa British School
Saturday 13th November, 9am-12pm – GEMS FirstPoint School
Saturday 20th November, 9am-12pm – Arcadia School
Saturday 27th November, 9am-12pm – Victory Heights Primary School

About The Author
David Westley
David is the co-founder and GM of Which Media, the owner of WhichSchoolAdvisor.com and SchoolsCompared.com

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