The International School of London (ISL) Qatar hosted an ‘Arabic Week’ to celebrate the Arabic language and culture, and to motivate  students to read Arabic books, emphasising the importance of learning through play.

Primary students became thinkers and communicators as they created their own activities in Arabic. The students also shared their ideas, knowledge and learned new concepts through play. One of the most popular activity during the week was the Arabic Book Fair, featuring over 1,000 books. Parents and staff also read stories to  students, while younger students recited poems and performed songs.

ISL Qatar also held an Arabic Primary School assembly where students reflected on their understanding of Arabic through stories, songs, and poetries. In order to encourage students to read Arabic books and to enhance their skills, the Arabic department also arranged for the Arabic Rogue Readers where students created a presentation on the book of their choice.

The last day of the week featured two events: the Live Museum and a visit from the Awqaf Ministry. Grade 8 students dressed up in Arabic characters. The other event was a session with visitors from Awqaf Ministry to teach students about morals and values in order to enhance and promote respect between students. ISL Qatar offers International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes and has an impressive record of admission to the best universities worldwide.

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