DUBAI EXPO 2020
Dubai Expo 2020 – A once in a lifetime event for our children!
UAE school students in 2020 will take part in a range of educational experiences associated with the Expo 2020!
At the Aquila School, wherever possible, we use the culture, heritage and future of Dubai and the UAE as a starting point for our children’s learning, and with Dubai presenting Expo 2020 to the world, this will be even more relevant than ever.
The school principal and several other staff have already been appointed as official Expo 2020 volunteers and will further promote learning based on Expo 2020 across the school. Children from The Aquila School will also be part of the Expo Opera Al Wasl.
About Expo 2020
Dubai Expo 2020 will bring together countries and international organisations into one platform to share knowledge and to showcase technology that will promote collaboration in global education, creative innovation and social progress. Dubai Expo will take place from 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021 at a specially constructed 438-hectare site near Al Maktoum International Airport in the Dubai South District.
Expo 2020 Themes – The Aquila School Theme: Mobility
Dubai Expo is built on the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, promoting cooperation among people from different fields and backgrounds to foster innovation and progress. This is underpinned by the sub-themes: Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, all of which offer a platform for educational and knowledge development. Our school will focus on the Expo 2020 theme of mobility. The UAE astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri has hugely inspired the children, and the Expo will provide many more experiences to learn about movements and types of transport of tomorrow.
At the Expo in 2020, there will be four unique journeys designed to inspire students through fun, and transformative learning experiences and our children will get a chance to visit all the pavilions at this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Expo 2020 Curriculum and Projects
Dubai Expo offers outstanding learning opportunities for students as part of the Expo School Programme in a range of fields. At The Aquila School, visits from the children will focus on the mobility pavilion, where they will learn about the history of movement through to the future of movement, inspiring our children to imagine how we may get around in the future. We all know that the hyperloop and driverless drones are no longer science fiction fantasy, and we are very excited to see how Expo inspires our children to imagine other not-yet-thought-of possibilities!
Below are some themes and topics that we will explore in the class as part of this exciting event.