Students Capture UAE on Video

DUBAI - When the principal of the Ajman based Al Jarf Secondary School for Girls noticed her students had an inclination to multimedia, she set up a small laboratory for them.

By Emily Meredith

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Published: Wed 21 Jan 2009, 2:24 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:40 AM

Despite the school director, Sherifa Moosa, describing the multimedia lab as ‘small’, the students went ahead and produced a video, detailing nature, historical and tourism sites of the UAE.

“They visit famous places, such as malls, the free zones and the Dubai Airport. They also include traditional and historical places in their tour and make a film about what the UAE is all about,” Moosa said.

Al Jarf is one of the 50 Madares of Ghad, or ‘Schools of the future’, a group of schools under a special initiative by the Ministry of Education that places an emphasis on learning English and technological skills.

Al Jarf School receives a Dh100, 000 budget from the Ministry for linguistic lab equipment to assist the girls to learn the language.

Last week, Rashid Salem Lakhraibani Al Nuaimi, Director-General, Ministry of Education toured the school and reviewed its cultural and educational projects.

The girls showed him the movie they produced after learning how to shoot a film and using editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop.

Students participate in the madares of Ghad to learn maths and science through English language.
 Last year, English teacher Basima Abu Salama took the girls on field trips, to business areas that employ native English speakers so they could practice conversational skills.

“This is what we like our standard to be,” Abu Salama said.

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