International School of Arts and Sciences (ISAS) and Al Mawakeb Schools in Al Garhoud; and Al Barsha joined the nationwide celebration for the first ever UAE National Sports Day on November 25.
A number of activities were planned on the day to impart the importance of sportsmanship and fitness amongst students within and outside the school premises, including a mini marathon for Grade 3 & 4 at Al Barsha Park, Zumba Fitness workshops, and volleyball, basketball and soccer matches where students competed with teachers and alumni.
The dedicated day for sports was launched by Mohammed Ibrahim Al Mahmoud, Vice President of the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare along with Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, in Abu Dhabi on September 29 this year. Schools, individuals and corporate institutions were urged to gather together for the first edition under the theme "UAE Unites Us."
"By participating in the 1st UAE National Sports Day, AMSI schools aims to champion the role that sports can play in a student's life, strengthening physical and mental well-being whilst at the same time reinforcing bonds through competitive spirit," said Omar Hatoum, Principal, Al Mawakeb School Al Garhoud on the sidelines of the event.
AMSI believes in the importance of extending a child's education beyond the classroom and contributing to the nation's vision of developing responsible, creative, and healthy students for national and global success.