Featured School: Dunes International School, Abu Dhabi

Dunes International School iscommitted to impart the quality education through an environment that exudes trust and excellence.  They encourage children to take up new challenges and be the best possible version of themselves in all aspects of life, to make a difference. In every student, they develop an active and creative mind by working alongside environmental and sustainability projects.

Highlights of some recent school activities:

  • Hydroponics is a subset of hydro-culture, the method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions in water solvent. Dunes International school recognizes the bright future of hydroponics and provided hands-on experiential learning opportunities to the students in the school. Through this project students acquired an important life skill of growing food with limited resources. Such practices are helpful in deserts like the UAE.

– Vertical garden: School gardens are a wonderful way to use the schoolyard as a classroom, reconnect students with the natural world and the true source of their food, and teach them valuable gardening and agriculture concepts and skills that integrate with several subjects. Dunes International School took an initiative to build a vertical garden with the students’ involvement.

  • Fixing up Bird Feeders: Making a bird feeder is a wonderful opportunity to observe bird habitats and their needs in their natural environment. Students made coconut shell bird feeders to welcome the birds that are hungry, thirsty and nesting. Children fixed these coconut shells on the branches of trees in the school garden and also the trees outside school premises.

– News paper bag distribution: In order to show their respect and love towards Mother Earth in a befitting manner, students from Kindergarten to Grade 11 learnt to think globally and act locally by participating in designing paper bags with the help of parents and distributing News Paper bags to restaurants and groceries.

  • Bio-Gas operation: Students from Grade 10 and 11 participated in Bio-Gas operation, installed at school, and prepared group projects on the topics “Bioremediation and Biodegradable alternatives” and “Innovative ways to beat Plastic Pollution.

– Student Exclusive Ambassador for sustainability: We are proud to announce that our students Abhigna Reddy Motla and Khushi Amit Sarvaiya graduated in the Student Exclusive Ambassador Program by bagging the first place for the best performance as a sustainability Ambassador. It was a proud moment.  Out of a selected 15 schools across the UAE and 30 ambassadors, students of Dunes International School were selected for the program.

  • Congratulationsto our student Sai Rohan Raju of grade 9 for making the efforts in artwork to boost the fight to save endangered animals. He has done his art exhibitions nationally and internationally to raise awareness of wildlife protection and received worldwide appreciation.

– Beat the Plastic:  Students of Dunes have taken the initiative to spread the awareness in classrooms and through the general public to reduce the usage of plastic to save our environment. The aim of the activity is to make the school plastic free.

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