Across the school students have been learning about the history of Switzerland and realising some of the similarities between the UAE and Switzerland. In order to promote the cultural links between these two countries the school organised a project titled ‘My dream watch’. The objective was to design an innovative watch that reflected their wishes. Our senior students were challenged to incorporate Islamic values and culture into their timepieces.
To celebrate our students’ effort in this project the school, on 8th March 2018, invited the Political and Cultural Affairs Advisor of the Embassy of Switzerland, Mr. Alan Marzo, to talk about the history of watchmaking to our students. The event was a great success with many personal anecdotes demystifying the mystique of watchmaking and its long and illustrious association with Switzerland.