Reach British School is proud to share that one of our amazing Year 2 students, Omar, recently received countrywide recognition, when he won second place in the Junior Innovators Challenge held at Expo 2020.
To enter the Junior Innovators Challenge, students must submit an innovative idea of their own. Omar’s innovative idea was a pad called “Ramo”, which has a sensor chip connected to the Al Hosn app. “Ramo” could prevent and reduce the chances of spreading viruses, helping the government to control an outbreak of a disease in a specific location in the UAE. His idea got him through the selection process and then Omar went on to compete against 21 other Emirati students from government and private schools in the United Arab Emirates.
Omar and his pad “Ramo” received second place. This is not the first time Omar has competed and won a title in the Junior Innovator Challenge. In 2020, he won first place in the Challenge.
When asked about what advice he has for other young innovators he said: “To me, it is not just about winning or losing a competition, it is about participating for the excitement of the competition. My biggest competitor has always been me! Don’t be afraid of failure, believe in yourself, and see the good in yourself! Find and follow your passion and your vision!”.
Omar actively participates in the National Science, Technology, and Innovation Festival (NSTI) which brings Young Emiratis together from government and private schools. The Junior Innovators Challenge is part of NSTI, which is set to identify UAE children who show excellence in imagination, creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork, communication, and innovative thinking skills.
“At Reach British School we are always happy to celebrate the success of our students. We are especially excited to celebrate Omar. He is a great role model for our students, and he is a real example of so many of our school values. Congratulations to Omar and his family. We cannot wait to see your innovative ideas come to life in the future and we believe you can help change the world for the better. We are proud of you,” said Dene Bright, Principal of Reach British School.
Reach British School has recently enhanced its STEM curriculum. It has been carefully designed to provide cross-curricular learning opportunities for students through real-life enquiries and problem-solving opportunities. By embedding STEM learning skills in lessons, Reach ensures children are prepared for future learning and careers.