13 teams across 6 leading schools participated in the competition
Dubai, UAE: Foremarke School Dubai, part of Evolvence Knowledge Investments (EKI), recently hosted the first ever science competition for Year 5 pupils in Dubai. The competition aimed to inspire young innovators to solve challenges while testing their abilities in critical thinking, innovation and teamwork.
Apart from Foremarke, 13 teams across five leading schools from Dubai participated in the competition. These included King’s Al Barsha, GEMS Al Barsha, Safa Community School, Jebel Ali Primary School and Victory Heights.
The competition, which was conceptualised by Foremarke School, was divided into three challenges; creating a wind powered vehicle that could replace fossil-fueled cars in Dubai, detecting the criminal by using chromatography and dissecting a plant to show its component structures. A total of 39 pupils from Year 5 participated and showcased their projects before a jury.
Participants were judged on a wide range of criteria, including thinking and analytical skills, originality of thought in the form and function of the experiment as well as scientific method, content and clarity of presentation.
According to Naomi Williams, Headmistress at Foremarke School, “The first edition of the Science Competition was a wonderful opportunity to provide a platform for pupils across Dubai to enhance their passion for science. Competitions like these highlight the importance of science and its relevance to pupil’s lives while helping them develop creativity and team effort. We look forward to making this an annual event that will expand in scope and help pupils become more curious about how the world works through engaging in creative science challenges.”
About Foremarke School Dubai:
Foremarke School – one of the leading British preparatory schools in Dubai – and a part of Evolvence Knowledge Investments (EKI), welcomed its first pupils in 2013. Foremarke School is the partner school of Foremarke Hall, Repton’s Preparatory School in the United Kingdom. The school is located in Dubai Science Park, Al Barsha South, and features a large campus with state-of-the-art facilities and amenities that contribute towards a child’s development beyond the classroom. The school combines a perfect blend of modern curriculum, a range of non-curricula activities, strong traditional values and one-to-one pastoral care to spur holistic development of a child. Foremarke School maintains a low pupil to teacher ratio, thereby ensuring exceptional quality of teaching and personalised attention for each pupil. The school also runs a fully-equipped sports arena, complete with tennis courts, cricket nets and multi-purpose outdoor courts amongst others. Foremarke School is an accredited member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS) and an ‘IAPS World Hub School’. It was the first school in the UAE, and only the second school globally, to have been given this prestigious status.