March 2021

the Students Share their Love for the UAE through Poetry   

International Schools Partnership invites Students to Share their Love for the UAE through Poetry   

– International Schools Partnership (ISP) launches Poetry competition with Scholarships as the prize

– The competition has been launched in line with World Poetry Day and UAE declaring 2021 to be the “Year of 50”

 To celebrate World Poetry Day, International Schools Partnership (ISP) has launched a student Poetry Contest across the UAE.  The group, which has four schools in the country – The Aquila School and Nibras International School in Dubai, as well as Aspen Heights British School and Reach British School in Abu Dhabi; has invited students to submit original poems written about the UAE, for the opportunity to win scholarships of up to 50% on tuition fees at its schools.

“We are launching the ISP Poetry Competition across our schools and the UAE today, to mark World Poetry Day, which falls on March 21,” said Bharat Mansukhani, Regional Managing Director – Middle East, ISP.

He continued, “We recognize that Poetry can play an important part in a developing a child’s language skills.. It encourages creative expression and offers a deeper understanding of sound, rhythm and the use of emotion in language. Furthermore, with the UAE marking 2021 as the “Year of 50th” we encourage students from all schools to share with us their poems about this country we all call home.”

The launch of the competition was commemorated with the video release of two original poems written about the UAE. The Arabic Poem entitled Tolerance Sails, has been written by Musab Biroutieh, award winning author and Arabic Teacher at The Aquila School. The English poem entitled Home, was written by UAE Insta Poet, Alisha Patel, whose work was most recently recognized with her collaboration with Italian luxury menswear label Ermenegildo Zegna.

“Through this competition we hope to bring the entire community together in order to celebrate the UAE as our home,” concluded Mansukhani.

The competition is open to all students in the UAE, between the ages of 8 and 18. Students already enrolled in ISP schools are also invited to submit poems about their school. The deadline for submission is May 31, 2021.

About ISP:

The International Schools Partnership (ISP) is a growing group of international private schools around the world, all of which aim to be the school of choice in their local area. Learning is at the heart of everything we do for our students, colleagues and parents. We are committed to getting better, all the time.

ISP was founded by an experienced team of committed educationalists and commercial operators who have worked together over many years. Our growing group of private schools located in the UK, the USA, Spain, Costa Rica, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru educate children and students from 2-18 years of age. We have now expanded to 48 schools delivering multiple curricula and building on local brands and reputations with around 45,000 students and 7,000 staff located across the globe.

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