Central Walker Visit Dubai

At the start of the half term 23 Year 6 students and 8 staff members from Central Walker had the incredible opportunity to embark on a thrilling 7-day trip to Dubai, UAE. The purpose of this trip was to not only explore the vibrant city and experience the culture and history of the UAE, but also to collaborate with RGS Dubai, a renowned school in the region.

Our adventure began with two days in our partner school, RGS Dubai, where pupils were able to fully integrate themselves into school life, following the timetable of the other year 6 pupils fully. Our children even had the opportunity to have specialist Arabic, drama and music lessons.

The opportunity of a lifetime continued with an excursion to the breathtaking Dubai desert, where we engaged in hands-on work towards the conservation of this unique ecosystem. The students were excited to learn about the challenges faced by the desert and the importance of preserving its delicate balance. They actively participated in sessions around native plants and took part in discussions on sustainable initiatives.

Dubai is known for its iconic architecture, and no trip to this city would be complete without a visit to the awe-inspiring Burj Khalifa. Standing at a staggering height, the tallest building in the world left our students in awe as they marveled at the breathtaking views from the incredible fountain show below. It was an unforgettable experience that broadened their horizons and instilled a sense of wonder.

To truly immerse ourselves in the local culture, we dedicated time to explore and understand the traditions and religions of Dubai. A visit to the old town allowed our students to witness the rich heritage and architectural gems, such as the Dubai Museum housed within the historic Al Fahidi Fort. They were captivated by the vibrant souks, where they had the chance to engage with local traders and experience the bustling market atmosphere.

Beyond the sights and sounds, our students embraced the opportunity to become global citizens. They actively engaged with the students at RGS Dubai, sharing their experiences, learning from one another, and building lifelong friendships. It was a wonderful exchange of cultures and ideas that further enriched their education.

Overall, our school trip to Dubai was a remarkable experience, filled with valuable learning opportunities and unforgettable moments. It allowed our students to broaden their perspectives, appreciate different cultures, and gain a deeper understanding of the world in which we live. We are immensely grateful to RGS Dubai for their warm welcome and the chance to collaborate on such an inspiring project.

As we return to our daily routines, the memories and lessons learned from this trip will continue to shape our students’ growth and development. We hope to maintain the spirit of global citizenship within our school, instilling in our students a lifelong curiosity and appreciation for the diverse world around them.