The students of Dubai Gem Private School participated in the 17th Annual UAE Inter School Environmental Public Speaking Competition, held on April 25th, at Gloria Hotel, Dubai Internet City.
Organised by the Emirates Environment Group (EEG), the competition featured teams from 47 schools across the UAE, participating in the highly-competitive event.
DGPS was represented by Aliya, Arya, Prarthna, Riya, and Shiza, of Year 9, under the supervision of Mrs. Mahua Paul and Mrs. Laxmi Mohanraj. The team enacted a rousing skit, followed by two Disney-inspired songs on their assigned topic: Quality Education-Roadmap to Sustainable Development.
Both, the skit and the songs were well received by the audience, with some students even singing along! The experience also gave the students valuable insight into some of the vital components of education, such as its ethics, civics, human rights and global citizenship, all of which contribute into making the Earth as sustainable as possible.
Despite the best efforts of our team, DGPS failed to win. The overall honours were taken by Dubai National School. The DGPS students returned in high spirits, having gained valuable lessons from the competition and determined to do better next time.
Student Correspondent , Year 9