The Qatar-Finland International School held their annual end of year celebrations recently with Grades 2 and 4 choir and the teachers band opening the ceremony with a rousing rendition of ‘The Circus is Coming to Town’.

Students were shown the importance of practicing skills through a scene with the world’s saddest clown who desperately wanted to join the circus. The audience were then treated to an array of acrobats, jugglers and tightrope walkers. They also got to see strongmen, lions and hula hoops and as a final circus act, the stage exploded with colours as ribbon dancers, magicians and clowns took the limelight.

The importance of Arabic in the school curriculum was also highlighted in a scene showing a young apprentice learning how to tame a lion with his Arabic speaking master. The lion theme continued as Grade 4 students showed their choreography skills with a dance routine set to Katy Perry’s Roar. The stars of the show performed one final encore before parading the hall to earn their well-deserved standing ovation.

Cuteness was provided by the school’s Grade 0s. In what has become a yearly tradition, Grade 6 students were given roses by their Grade 0 friends to mark their graduation into the upper school. They then contemplated their future with an adorable rendition of ‘Que Sera, Sera’.

One of the school’s shining stars, Jyry, spoke very little English when he started last year. But during the ceremony, he gave a wonderful, articulate and confident speech, greatly applauded by the audience. The teachers also had their share of the spotlight with their performance of traditional Finnish instrumental music.

The Finnish educational system is regarded as one of the best in the world. Qatar-Finland International School offers the best educational practices from Finland and a Finnish curriculum in English.  The school will be accepting students from Grade 0 to Grade 8 starting this September.

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