Doha English Speaking School (DESS) recently screened the live broadcast of the star-studded awards event, Celebration of Success 2021, which recognised the achievements of selected students in key stage two. 

With such a turbulent academic year almost behind us, we were able to finish the school year on a high, says Principal Sean Sibley.

The students and their families were invited to join and watch the screening together.

KS2 awardees

KS2 children were nominated in 15 categories including Maths, English, Science, Arabic, and French, with a winner from each year group chosen by the teachers.

Viewers were treated to a host of guest presenters including world-famous footballer Xavi Hernandes, who presented the Sports award; Qatari contemporary composer, songwriter and symphonic artist, Dana Al Fardan, who presented the Music category and HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chair of Qatar Museums and Doha Film Institute, who presented the award for Art.

Presenters who took time to record presentations in other categories include British Ambassador Jon Wilkes for the Good Citizen award and a host of television presenters from Al Jazeera and beIN Sports.

DESS is grateful to everyone who contributed to making the Celebration of Success an event to remember.

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