14 Sep 2017 - 3:23
Aspire Academy welcomes 70 new students
Aspire Academy welcomed 280 students, including 70 new faces for a new academic year with a week-long series of events and activities. The agenda for new students’ first week included various entertainment and educational games to help them adapt to life at the Academy and enhance their social and behavioral skills.
The programme started with a welcome assembly in the auditorium where all the Academy’s teachers were also present. Afterwards, these students were split into groups led by senior students and began to familiarise themselves with the Academy premises timetables and facilities. The new students got to participate in a number of educational activities and games in their classrooms, receiving life lessons amongst these: how to live a healthy life-style and how to support each other in such a high-achieving environment.
Parents of new athlete-students were also invited to stay overnight at the school’s dormitory and join their sons on an entertainment programme that included swimming and wall-climbing sessions.
Badr Jassim Al Hay, Director of Education and Student Care at Aspire Academy, said to mark the start of the new academic year:“I’m delighted to welcome a new generation of student-athletes to the Academy, where we look forward to developing them into successful, responsible young men. The Academy is now an official Council of International Schools-accredited institution and we aim to maintain our world-class standards even as we continue to shape the future of our student-athletes and build leadership and educational skills.”