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My School Journey with Expo 2020 Dubai

by Eddie Rayner

On 20 October 2020, the UAE will welcome the world. With 192 participating countries and millions of expected visitors, Expo 2020 will be a once-in-a-lifetime celebration that seeks to build connections for a brighter future.

Young people, especially school students, are at the heart of this World Expo and its hopes for a transformational legacy for the UAE and the world.

Expo 2020 School Programme

Schools across the UAE are encouraged to schedule multiple visits to Expo 2020 to discover the four unique journeys.

Each immersive experience provides learning outcomes that compliment curricula offered in the UAE. Schools will be able to sign up via a dedicated booking system, due to go live by the end of 2019.

The World of Opportunities

Students will discover how to unlock opportunities and learn about new ideas that will inspire them to act. They may also visit the Opportunity Pavilion where they will witness the real impact of their actions and see how they can become positive agents of change in their own communities.

The Universe in Motion

Travel through the past, present, and future of movement, from ancient exploration to artificial intelligence. On this journey, students will discover evolution through the physical and digital realms.

The Sustainable Planet

How will our environmental choices today affect the world tomorrow? This journey might include a visit to the Sustainability Pavilion where students can tiptoe underneath a dense forest, risk the planet’s future in a game of high-stakes pinball, and meet a giant fish concerned about the plastic waste in its ocean home.

The Legacy of UAE

Students will discover more about the UAE’s rich culture and heritage as well as its plans for a brighter future as they experience the mesmerising architecture of the UAE pavilion, designed in the shape of a falcon in flight.

What does the AED50 ticket include?

  • Entry to Expo 2020
  • Curated journeys exclusively for school groups
  • Group tour guide
  • Identification band
  • Expo will grant complimentary access for one accompanying adult per five, 10, or 15 pupils, depending on the age of the children

Web: schools.expo2020dubai.com
Lehbab Road, Jebel Ali

Social media
Facebook: @Expo2020Schools
Instagram: @expo2020schools
Twitter: @expo2020schools

How Can Schools Get Involved?

The Expo 2020 Young Innovators Programme is all about innovation and creative problem-solving. It involves sharing the next big ideas from UAE students online, with the potential for others to be showcased physically or digitally during Expo 2020. World Expos have always been known as great platforms for human innovation and ingenuity.

Young Innovators

It is now Expo 2020 Dubai’s time to show ambitious students’ innovations to the world. Are you on the verge of creating the next big invention that the world needs? The Expo Young Innovators Programme wants to hear from you.

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Making Memorable Experiences

Alya Al Ali, the Vice President of the Expo School Programme, discusses the importance of the school community’s presence at Expo 2020 Dubai.

“As the innovators and thought leaders of tomorrow, school students have a central role to play in creating a better world for generations to come. Expo 2020 Dubai offers an unparalleled learning opportunity that will broaden students’ horizons and spark their curiosity.

Our four dedicated thematic journeys will take students on a unique, meaningful experience.

Alya Al Ali, Vice President of the Expo School Programme

We aim to inspire them in an immersive and engaging environment where they can explore key drivers of future progress and discover the cultures and innovations of more than 190 participating countries. With so many fascinating learning opportunities, we encourage schools to include visits to Expo 2020 when planning their academic programming.

Providing a platform for students to showcase their ideas and inventions will ingrain the strong message that students are the future. Our Expo Young Innovators programme encourages students as young as KG to come up with innovations they believe will have a positive impact on their community. The programme develops their ideas and, with our resources, turns them into prototypes enabling students to bring their inventions to life.

Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ is the theme of Expo 2020, and every student that visits will walk away with a better understanding of Global Citizenship, having connected with minds from around the world and been inspired and motivated to do their part to create a better future for all.”

Fun Expo Facts

Fun Fact
The logo is inspired by a 4,000-year-old ringlet discovered at an archaeological site between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

It is emblematic of the UAE’s history as a trading hub and a place of connections.

Expo 2020 will take place over 173 days (six months)

Millions of visitors are expected, with an average of 150,000 people visiting per day.

More than 200 participants, including countries, multilateral organisations, businesses, and educational institutions.

A ghaf tree was preserved on the Expo site due to its value as the national tree of the UAE, a symbol of peace and the ability to bring people together, and being an important part of the UAE’s ecosystem.

40,000 construction workers are currently on site.

The Observation Tower is 55 metres high – almost as tall as the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

The Mobility Pavilion will have the world’s largest elevator, able to move more than 250 people at a time.