What a tremendous response we had to the Basket of Giving initiative organised by the Islamic Studies and Arabic Departments as part of our Ramadan focus. The objective was to engage students with the values of charity, mercy, love and benevolence for those in need by asking them to donate gifts for our wonderful security, facilities and catering support staff.

Over 80 ‘baskets’ were given out by pupils here at school and another 20 were given to workers in the city by the Arabic Department. Part of the inspiration for the Basket of Giving idea came from His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s announcement of 2017 as the Year of Giving the goal of which he described as: “… to make a difference in the lives of those we care for, and in ourselves.”