The first-ever Inter-School Seminar to develop leadership and research skills among the Able, Gifted, and Talented Students was hosted by Ambassador School on 20th June 2019. Six AGT students from Springdales from grade 6 and grade 8 participated in this event. The student selection and other logistics were organized by SAWA Unit and they were accompanied by Ms. Shobha and Ms. Tahmina. The main purpose of this event was to:-
- Develop leadership and research skills
- Challenge the learners to look beyond curriculum and assessments
- Train them to look outside books and prepare them to become solution providers
- Contribute towards society
- Contribute to the country’s vision
The students from various participating schools were mixed and grouped into 4 groups and asked to select topics from the list of topics available. The topics chosen by the 4 groups were Gender Equality, Prison, Need, or Greed. Each group was given a laptop, chart paper, and stationery. They were given 30 minutes to brainstorm on the topic chosen by them. Each group worked as a team and came up with mind-blowing presentations putting their thoughts, views, suggestions on the chosen topic. The panel of judges was highly qualified personalities from the education field of UAE colleges and Universities. They had a tough time judging the groups based on various parameters like topic presentation, oration, and ideas. Our students did extremely well with their peers from other schools as a team. All the students received certificates of participation at the end of the event.