The annual exhibition of Our Own English High School – Sharjah (Girls), OWNEX 2017, is a visible manifestation of student learning, exhibiting not only progress made by students in school, but also their 21st century skills of research, collaboration, technology and creativity.
The overarching theme of this year’s event was the support pledged by all stakeholders in realizing the UAE Vision 2021, with one of the most popular exhibits being ‘The Pledge’, where an outline of the U.A.E. map was displayed under the banner ‘I Pledge my Support for the U.A.E. Vision 2021’.
Other highlights of the exhibition included Labour of Love, with Kindergarten children distributing goody bags with a message to spread happiness; Ruhaniyat Islamiyah, the school Islamic Festival highlighting the Year of Giving (importance of Zakah); Save Girl Child, a dance drama; Mushaira, a recitation of famous Urdu poets; and Mazj Al Hadartian, a representation of India and the U.A.E. joining hands.
An endless stream of visitors graced the event, including parents, GEMS dignitaries – Sir Christopher Stone Chief Academic Officer, Mr. Michael Guzder, Vice President, Indian Schools, and others from GEMS – plus Ms. Cursty Hoppe from Which School Advisor, and Her Excellency, Mrs. Hessa Al Khaja, Director of Sharjah Educational Zone.
Also in attendance were Mr. Karam Safar Mubarak, Head of Educational Inspection; Mrs. Moza Mohammed, in charge of activities; Mrs. Nadia Al Sayed, Awards Coordinator; Dr. Mohsen Al Jenedi, Head of Media Department in Sharjah Parents Council; Mrs. Badria Ibrahim Al Mouini, Vice Head of Sharjah Parents Council; Mrs. Moza Khalifa Zayed, Head of Activity Department in Sharjah Parents Council; and Mr. Mohammed Rustumani, Member of Sharjah Parents Council.