While schools throughout Abu Dhabi will be on a two-week spring break from 28 March, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) intends to keep students entertained and enrich their learning opportunities with the launch of an expansive 2021 #NeverStopLearning activities program.
Under the program, students in Grade10/Year11 to Grade12/Year 13 can join a spring break virtual pop-up series, running from Monday29 March to Wednesday 7 April, which will explore study opportunities in Finland, the UK and USA. The webinars are being run under ADEK’s Rize University Preparation and Career Guidance Program (UPCG Program), which helps students enhance their core academic skills required for higher education, explore career and post-secondary pathways, aid their preparation for applying to leading domestic and international tertiary education institutions, and identify best-in-class homegrown talent for ADEK’s international scholarship opportunities.
The webinars will focus on a theme related to studying and living in each country. The two-hour ‘Study in Finland’ webinars will run from 3 pm to 5 pm on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 March.
Finland has been a shining example of education quality for decades. In the first webinar, students will meet higher education representatives from the country, faculty and current students and learn the Finnish way of studying. The second webinar will focus on Finnish life, including Finns’ love of nature and the country’s burgeoning tech industry.
The ‘Study in the USA’ pop-up webinars will run from 4 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday 31 March and Thursday 1 April, when students will learn the benefits of studying in the United States, a well-established higher education leader, and the significance of earning an American degree. Day one discussions will explore the choices of US universities and the US application process. In contrast, day two will be given over to introducing the Common App, the world’s largest global university application platform.
The ‘Study in the UK’ webinars, which will be delivered by the Wiser Study Education Consultancy, UCAS, and UK Higher Education Partners, will run from Monday 5 April to Wednesday 7 April from 4 pm to 6 pm.
These will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the United Kingdom, the benefits of studying at a British university and the steps and strategies needed to submit a successful application. Each day students will explore various topics related to culture and lifestyle, UK education, and university admission requirements.
Activity Platform: Engagement Gateway
Students will also discover more than 70 activities and programs on ADEK’s Activity Platform (https://activityplatform.adek.gov.ae) covering STEM and Innovation, Arts, Language and Culture, Enrichment, Physical Education and Wellbeing. The digital playground features a diverse range of mental, physical challenges and activities from some of the UAE’s leading edutainment providers and learning program creators. Its activities span competitions, live sessions, a gaming zone, support initiatives, skill-up programs, a reading hub, and virtual experiences for students ranging in age from 3 to over 18 years old, meaning there is something for every child, interest, and ability.
ADEK’s #NeverStopLearning campaign aims to engage with students and parents during 2021’s challenging warmer months and beyond.
“We recognize that this has been an exceptionally challenging academic year for parents and students alike, and we want to continue to support them and provide more learning and engagement opportunities over the spring break,” an ADEK spokesperson concluded.
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