Posts Categorized: Art

Date Posted: July 18, 2016

The aim of Waldorf schooling is to educate the whole child, “head, heart and hands” Waldorf Steiner education was introduced by Rudolf Steiner (1861 – 1925) who was an innovative Austrian academic whose ideas founded the basis of Anthroposophy. The insights promoted in the Waldorf Steiner Education espouse and promote universal human values, educational pluralism… Read more »

Date Posted: June 01, 2016

  They say that health is important, probably the most important component in our lives. Without health we practically have nothing. So why is it that children in the Western world are given physical education classes only once per week while Math and Language lessons are given nearly daily? Will math or language save your… Read more »

Date Posted: October 22, 2014

Once a year, towards the end of October or the beginning of November, something amazing happens all across India, Malaysia and Singapore. A unification of Hindu and Sikh followers gather in various locations and begin to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights.   The festival dates back thousands of years, originally set as a festival… Read more »

Date Posted: July 28, 2014

As Ramadan, the month of fasting and ritual cleansing by Muslims, ends worldwide on the 27th of July, Eid, the end of the fast, is widely celebrated. Eid al-Fitr is translated loosely as the Festival of Breaking of the Fast and consists of several prayers spoken, which differ based on sect, and then multiple feasts…. Read more »

Date Posted: July 07, 2014

Known for its distinctive culture, music and food, Spain has always been a country that stands out as a European nation and it has rapidly become one of the most influential countries in the world. Today, many people know just how colourful and flamboyant Spanish dress and festivals can be, but few know just how… Read more »

Date Posted: June 20, 2014

Starting on the 29th of June each year, gun-toting individuals take to the street to do battle and leave pools of deep red wherever they go, hell-bent on causing chaos, intoxication and a whole lot of fun. Fun you say? Why yes! The Batalla del Vino sees individuals stock up on as much wine as… Read more »

Date Posted: June 16, 2014

Today we bring you one of the most important events in the Islamic calendar, Ramadan, and tell you how you can show respect as a guest in primarily Muslim countries towards those taking part in this age-old practice. In 2014, Ramadan will take place beginning on June 29th (Sunday) and ending July 29th (Tuesday). The… Read more »

Date Posted: June 03, 2014

Given many different names, the Duanwu, or Dragon Boat Festival, is China’s iconic festival celebrating its culture in its purest and strongest form. The Festival sees many activities including tasting Zongzi (a type of sticky rice dumplings) and Xionghuang Jiu (wine made from Realgar, an arsenic sulphide), as well as Duanwu racing (racing between Dragon… Read more »

Date Posted: May 27, 2014

Exhibited in the Gulf Medical University (GMU) last week, students from over fifty schools have exhibited their scientific projects at the Annual Scientific and Medical Exhibition in Ajman. The Exhibition is also called GMU Mase 2014 and saw over 4500 students from over 250 schools attend the exhibition.   The exhibition was inaugurated by the… Read more »

Date Posted: May 19, 2014

Ah the summer! Sun, surf, sand and sailing…   Well, here in the west, Sailing isn’t such a big thing anymore and ships are rarely used for anything more than commercial purposes. Depressing hey? But in Dubai, the tradition of sailing is big and strives to not be forgotten. The Dhow is the most well-renowned… Read more »