DGPS takes up Dubai Fitness Challenge
Student-teacher throwball match
A student-teacher throwball match was held on November 1 and 4, as part of Fitness Week, a week based solely on inspiring students and teachers to live a healthy and fit life. Teams consisting of both students of Year 12 and 13 and teachers (representing the four houses of DGPS: Hamdan, Maktoum, Rashid and Ahmed) went head-to-head and battled it out with vigour and pure skill. The Ahmed house emerged victorious, bagging the first place, with Mr Rabie Gaber and Mrs Nitu Nagar as its captains, and was followed by the Maktoum, Hamdan, and Rashid houses, respectively. The atmosphere was lively, with students and teachers cheering for their teams as exhilarating games followed each other in quick succession, leaving the audience in awe of the amazing display of skills shown by the players. On the whole, the event was enjoyable as well as effective in making the audience understand the importance of fitness, making it a great addition to the already splendid Fitness Week executed by the students of Years 12 and 13 and the PE department.
Report by: Albern Agnel, Student Reporter, Year 9-E
On November 14, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) workshop was held for students of the senior school as part of Fitness Week. The workshop was conducted by Harriett Arranguez of Year 13, and Mr Omar Beebo from the Tiger Kickboxing Institute. The workshop was engaging; the basics of kickboxing were taught to the students, who were then able to test out what they had learnt.
The school thanked Harriett for taking the initiative to organise the workshop.
Report by: Sarah Barros, Student Reporter, Year 10-B
On November 15, a boot camp was held by the students of Year 13 as part of Dubai’s 30×30 Fitness Challenge. It was 50 minutes of intense, non-stop physical activity, and was a great way to get the heart rates pounding! The camp began with a warm-up jog around the field, followed by 10 seconds each of high-knees, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, lunges, and squats. The activity concluded with a sprint. The event was not only enjoyable but was also successful in reaching out to the school community as a whole, with regard to the importance of health and fitness in our daily lives.
Report by: Shobhita Khiani, Student Reporter, Year 7-A