Four schools from across Qatar have qualified for the finals of the Qatar e-Nature Live Schools Competition. 48 students from 16 private and independent schools participated in the semi-finals, which took place this past week at the Lagoon campus of Newton International School (NIS). The finals and awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 under the patronage of His Excellency Dr Mohammad Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education, at City Centre Rotana Hotel.
The four qualifying schools that will progress to the finals this week are:
- Abu Hanifa Model Independent School for Boys
- Al Khansaa Primary Independent School for Girls
- Birla Public School
- Newton International School – Lagoon Campus
The competitive spirit filled the atmosphere during the semi-final rounds. The questions were more challenging, testing the teams’ critical thinking and showcasing their knowledge about plant and animal life of Qatar.
The qualifying schools have already begun preparing for the final rounds, all eager to win the grand prize at the awards ceremony this year. The awards will be presented after the conclusion of the final round of the competition. The event’s organisers, high-profile public figures and media personnel are all expected to attend the highly-anticipated event.
The Qatar e-Nature schools contest is organised by Sasol, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, and Friends of the Environment Centre. This contest allows students to actively learn about Qatar’s beautiful and diverse wildlife.
The user-friendly Qatar e-Nature app is available for download free of charge on Apple App Store, Google Play store for Android, Windows Phone Store and on the website (www.enature.qa) which is also available for desktop access. Active Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels allow users to keep tabs on the latest developments. The application and website is updated regularly, having added nature reserves earlier this year to further benefit users of the application.