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British School Middle East Language Championships
Congratulations to our students who competed in the Language Championships in March 2022.
The students did tremendously well, with one Year 9 student performing in the top three across the whole of the Middle East - Gio Chader. Metropole School finished in 6th place globally and achieved 4th overall in the UAE out of 12 schools entered.
World Scholar Games
On Monday 7th March to Sunday 13th March 2022, a selection of Metropole students competed in the World School Games at Sports City.
The students took part in swimming, athletics and football, with all of them giving 110% in their sports. Metropole Mustangs achieved 3rd over all in swimming and 2nd overall in the girls’ football, narrowly missing out to JESS on penalties.
Student Leadership Conference
On Saturday 26th February 2022, our student leaders attended the LEADherSHIP Conference.
Our students delivered a workshop on resilience, which they pitched to other students from across GEMS schools. They really did us proud and enabled Metropole to shine in the process. The students who took part were: Ananya Viswanath 8E, Aleks Antonijevic 9A, Ameera Sulaimian 9A, Jewel Teves 9A, Eeman Hussain 10C, Ashwin Viswanath 11D, Syed Qasim 11D, Marvellous Olushola 11 and Nickolas Kash 11E.
Young Sociologist of the Year Competition
Congratulations to Mariam Joseph Kotikela in Year 13 who won the British Sociology Association Young Sociologist of the Year Competition 2021-22.
The competition question was “How can sociology help us understand the causes and/or consequences of the global pandemic?” The judges (Dr Sarah Cant and Dr Richard Waller) reviewed the entries and commented that Mariam’s essay was impressive and that it “weaved theory and empirical data to produce an informed and careful discussion of the ways that inequality was reinforced during the pandemic”. As the winner, Mariam, won an Apple iPad mini for herself and £500 for the school.
Year 11 EXPO Challenge
Metropole School was very lucky to be given the opportunity for a group of students in Year 11 to participate in the final educational event in the Italian Pavilion at EXPO 2020 during the final week of Term 3 (March, 2022).
This was a ‘water hack’ three-day international marathon where students were exchanging ideas and collaborated with students from other schools on the main challenges of water to contribute towards World Water Day (22nd March 2022). Wafa Jundi (11A), Shameer Khan (11A), Hayden Smith (11D), Yusef Mockbil (11C) and Uliana Fomina (11D) did Metropole School incredibly proud, particularly at the closing ceremony where they presented what they have been working on. This was a fantastic experience which the students will never forget.
UAE Teen Karate Champ
Congratulations to Omar who has performed exceptionally well in Karate! The school is incredibly proud of his determination, perseverance and overall success in the Sport. Omar talks about his experience of Karate in the Khaleej Times during an interview. Take a read here: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/uae/every-time-i-stood-on-the-mat-it-inspired-me-uae-teen-karate-champ-talks-trials-triumphs