Students take part in walkathon at Expo City Dubai on Friday. WAM
The Expo City School Walkathon — an initiative of the Expo School Programme in collaboration with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and the Dubai Fitness Challenge — brought together teachers and students between the ages of eight and fourteen for a 2km loop around Expo City, which started and finished at the Terra Arrivals Plaza.
Marjan Faraidooni, Chief of Education & Culture - Expo City Dubai, said, "From the outset, we promised to take learning beyond the classroom with enriching, real-life experiences, and, by doing so, we have witnessed the incredible impact this has on both mental and physical health. Today’s event solidifies Expo City Dubai’s commitment to providing a fun, collaborative platform for students, while further enhancing our relationship with the UAE’s educational community.”
The Walkathon marked the end of Expo City Dubai’s participation in the month-long Dubai Fitness Challenge, which culminates on 27th November, and further enhances the close relationship with the UAE’s educational community, highlighting the City’s role as an educational hub.
Young people made an extraordinary contribution to the success of Expo 2020 Dubai through the dynamic Expo School Programme, which has returned to Expo City Dubai to empower the youth of today to become leaders of tomorrow.
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Designed by the Expo School Programme to empower rising talents, Expo Young Stars offers students from across the UAE the opportunity to showcase their passion and creativity through interpretive performances at Expo City Dubai. As Expo City Dubai builds momentum ahead of hosting COP28 in 2023, these five schools were specifically selected to repeat their impactful Expo 2020 Dubai shows, which all highlighted the urgency of tackling climate change.
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