Two-time award winner among us

We are proud to share that Mr Musab Biroutieh, one of our Arabic Teachers, has been recognized with the Sharjah Arab Creativity award. Selected from over 400 participants, Mr Biroutieh won the award for his contribution to children’s literature.

The award, which was originally launched 20 years ago by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and Ruler of Sharjah, supports talented writers in the UAE and other Arab countries. There are six award categories, which include; short stories, novel, theatre scripts, children’s literature, literary criticism and poetry.

To win the award Mr Biroutieh submitted a children’s literature book that he composed. This, however, is not the first time he has received this prestigious award. In 2015, along with being a finalist on the Prince of Poetry programme on Abu Dhabi TV, Mr Biroutieh also won the Sharjah Arab Creativity award for his poetry. He is a published poet, who often performs his poetry throughout the Emirate.

“I am very happy that I have been recognized with this award. I am passionate about writing poetry and different types of children’s literature and I hope my enthusiasm towards it is something my students learn from me,” said Mr Biroutieh.

Mr Biroutieh will receive his award for this year at the 23rd Arabic Creativity ceremony being held in Morroco in April.

“On behalf of everyone at The Aquila School we want to congratulate Mr Biroutieh on his award. Our children are lucky to be able to learn from a teacher who not only actively pursues his passions along side his job, but also gains recognition for it. He is a great role model, and we are proud of him,” shared Principal, Wayne Howsen.