Volkswagen Junior Masters Middle East 2016

As a token of appreciation for our students’ performance in the Volkswagen Junior Masters Middle East 2016, the school presented the students with a medal of participation. This gesture was to celebrate both their successful performance in the tournament and their attitudes during the competition. If you would like more information about our students’ journey please check these posts 24th March about Dubai final competition and 21th February regarding first phase in Qatar, in our Physical Education Blog. Also you can check this article in the Gulf Times news and Volkswagen tournament site.

We would also like thank the parents for their support during the competition, and continued support of our athletics program.

Shoes4Life-Donation Project

We are all responsible and caring in our community. Our aim is to serve the community through our actions.

To do so, some of our Grade 9 students started a project in collaboration with an association, which is called “Save the Dream”. “Save the Dream” helps children all around the world. At SEK-Qatar we are collecting second-hand sport shoes. These shoes will be sent by “Save the Dream” to countries such as Haiti and refugee camps in Italy. Some volunteers will go to different places around the world and teach children life values through sports and games. In order to do sports and to play children need SHOES.

Actions speak louder than words. Our action of giving serves in the education of children.

Valeria Mazzei (Grade 9 student)

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Jr. FLL (Junior First LEGO League) 2016

Congratulations to all children who represented SEK Qatar in Jr. FLL (Junior First LEGO League) competition, on March 7th.

The students did an excellent job presenting their LEGO models which they created in their Robotics Club. The task was to create a LEGO model which demonstrated what happened to a team-chosen piece of trash, after they were finished with it.

The children needed to – Learn About it – Build it – Share It. 

  • The students researched recycling methods at home and in school.
  • The students worked collaboratively to build a LEGO model which provided a solution to their recycling problem.
  • On the day of the Learning Experience, both teams had the opportunity to share their learning with other teams from across Qatar.

Well done to Lego Robots Team who won an award for ‘Inquiring Minds’!

Congratulations to Lego Explosion Team who won an award for’ Amazing Movement’ and also came second place overall.

It was a fantastic learning experience which all children thoroughly enjoyed 🙂

FLL (First LEGO League) 2016

Congratulations to all the students who represented SEK Qatar in the FLL (First LEGO League) competition on February 26th and 27th. The team called “Fire Legos” was composed of 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and girls.

The students did an excellent job competing against 25 different teams from schools throughout Qatar. Being one of the youngest teams in the competition, the students did a great job scoring in the top 10 for overall points! During the competition the team was competing in 4 different categories:

  • Robot Game
  • Core Values
  • Robot Project
  • Robot Design

Great work Fire Legos for a job well done!

Destination Imagination 2016

Destination Imagination is an international competition which challenges students to think critically and creatively, and work collaborativly way, to solve specific challenges.

This year SEK Qatar had two teams compete in the competition – Creative Pros and T.O.T.S (Think Outside The Box). Both teams competed in the Fine Arts Challenge, whereby they had to create a mystery story in a time period set before 1990, which had three potential suspects.

An especially difficult aspect of the challenge was that even the participants themselves did not know who the culprit was until at least halfway through their performance!

The students  created every part of the performance independently, without the help of adults. The children created their costumes, the backdrops, the props, wrote the script, organised the music and solved the challenge entirely independently.

Congratulations to all students involved, it was a fantastic learning experience 🙂