The packed programme will feature family activities, entertainment, performances, food, crafts, sports and games aimed at showcasing the best that schools in Dubai have to offer.
“We had such a fabulous reaction from both schools and parents to our Festival last year that we wanted to do something bigger and better this year,” said James Mullan, co-founder of WhichSchoolAdvisor.com and SchoolsCompared.com. “We are providing the schools that join us at the Festival with the perfect platform to highlight their particular propositions and strengths. This will happen within a vibrant, interactive, informal and fun atmosphere that will give parents the chance to experience the unique character of each school.”
The Festival of Schools will feature a number of themed zones including a performance zone, a school led activity zone and an inspiration zone where parents and students can experience a variety of activities and sports led by schools. There will also be an early years activity area and a soft play zone. There will be an area for up to 20 schools to exhibit and meet parents.
The editors of WhichSchoolAdvisor.com and SchoolsCompared.com will lead panel discussions on the most important questions relating to education with top educators. There will be short Q&A sessions so parents can address their own questions to the panel.
The Festival atmosphere will keep buzzing with circus games like Tin Can Alley, Elephant Toss and Feed the Clown; there will be a magician, a bubble show and a face painting station. For board game fans there will be giant snakes & ladders, Jenga and Connect 4. There will be food and beverage concessions onsite and seating where attendees can take a quick break from the hectic atmosphere. "It will," says James Mullan, "be a great day out for families".
“Schools have embraced the spirit and content of the Festival of Schools,” agreed David Westley, co-founder of WhichSchoolAdvisor.com and SchoolsCompared.com. “It will be up to the schools to decide which aspects of their own school they would like to highlight - whether that be their strong commitment to sport or music, the strength of their academic proposition or their broad range of extra curricular activities...
"By bringing together these great schools, with their passion and diversity there is no doubt the Festival is going to offer a wonderful mix of interaction, engagement and discussion for everyone who attends.”