As an ISP Schools we are committed to the communities we are a part of, and also strive to ensure our students have chances to experience learning outside of the classroom while connecting with other ISP students around the world.
As a part of Ramadan celebration this year, our school had the opportunity to be a part of the first ISP Holy Quran Competition. This competition gave students from all ISP schools in the Middle East, the opportunity to test their Quran recitation skills against each other. This opportunity was open to students who speak Arabic as a first or additional language.
We are delighted that, collectively our schools had over 600 applicants for the competition.
We are proud to share that our winners from Reach British School are:
- Year 2 / Grade 1 – Abdulla
- Year 3 / Grade 2 – Saif
- Year 4/ Grade 3 – Abdallah
- Year 7 / Grade 6 – Ahmed
- Year 11/ Grade 10 – Asayel
- Year 3/ Grade 2 – Mohammad
- Year 4/ Grade 3 – Huda
- Year 5 / Grade 4 – Hisham
- Year 9 / Grade 8 – AbdelSalam
- Year 10 / Grade 9 – Mahynour
Congratulations to all of you.
Mr. Osama El Sayed, our Head of Islamic and Social Studies, had this to say about the initiative: “The Department of Islamic Education at Reach British School cordially appreciates and thanks ISP for this amazing initiative, which enabled the students of Reach to recite the Holy Quranic verses with proper pronunciation, and vocabulary. It was indeed a magnificent initiative and we are happy that Reach students won 50% of the awards, especially as they competed against students from 5 other schools.”
Our Principal, Dene Bright, shared: “This was fantastic opportunity for our students. Reach places great importance on the rich cultural diversity of our students. For our Muslim students to be able to demonstrate their creativity within their faith is something we are extremely proud of. Congratulations again to all students who took part. You made Reach very proud indeed!
Mohammad, Winner of the Year 3 category, said this about his/her win: “Thank God, I have won the ISP Quran Competition. My family and I are very happy and proud. I learnt that if we work hard in something good, Allah (SWA) will reward us with achievement. I recite from the Qur’an every day and learn good things from it.”
Other ISP schools in the UAE and Qatar include: Aspen Heights British School in Abu Dhabi, The Aquila School and Nibras International School in Dubai, and Park House English School and The Hamilton International School in Doha.