Compass International School Doha (Compass) students will take part in a swimming challenge to swim across Qatar starting this Sunday, 3 November until Thursday, 7 November.

Believed to be the first swimming challenge of its kind in Qatar, students at the school’s Gharaffa campus will swim 90,000 metres or 6,429 lengths of the school pool to raise awareness of the UNICEF Global Goals, Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being. Compass has a unique collaboration with UNICEF and through this collaboration, students are encouraged to research, develop and debate solutions to challenges facing society.

Compass has a strong sense of community and this ambitious challenge will see the Gharaffa campus community, from students in Early Years 2 to Year 6, to staff and parents, work together to reach this target.

Karen Wilson, Head of Campus Gharaffa said that this is an exciting challenge and one which will inspire students to be active and to challenge themselves.

At Compass International School Doha, our philosophy is ‘Be Ambitious’ and this challenge certainly demonstrates the ambition of our entire school community.’

Compass International School Doha Gharaffa Campus

Compass is one of Qatar’s leading schools, providing the very best of British and international curricula for over thirteen years. As part of premium education provider Nord Anglia Education, the school offers children a unique international learning experience across four campuses: Gharaffa, Madinat Khalifa, Rayyan and the newest campus, Themaid.

Children are educated for the future with enhanced learning through collaborations with world leading organisations: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), The Julliard School and UNICEF.

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