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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 24 June 2018

Lego programme launched in Adnoc schools

The programme will teach 6,000 children about maths, technology and science

Adnoc Schools has inaugurated its first Lego Innovation Lab. Courtesy Adnoc Schools
Adnoc Schools has inaugurated its first Lego Innovation Lab. Courtesy Adnoc Schools

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is betting that child’s play with Lego bricks could lead to future careers in science and technology with the launch of the Lego Innovative Labs programme in Abu Dhabi.

Children will use the colourful small bricks to study robotics, coding and mathematics in the new education programme that launched at Adnoc’s school in Sas Al Nakhl, Abu Dhabi.

It will also be rolled out at Adnoc schools in Madinat Zayed, Ruwais and Ghayathi and reach 6,000 elementary and high school pupils.

The programme is intended to encourage imagination and critical thinking. It will tie into Abu Dhabi’s push for science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) subjects, which are integrated into the curriculum from KG1.

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“Our children’s education is critical to the future prosperity of the country,” Ghannam Al Mazrouei, the chair of Adnoc’s Education Entities Board of Trustees, said in a statement. “Today’s inauguration signals the implementation of Adnoc's significant investment in the acceleration and growth of Stem education, in Adnoc schools, that will create a positive and long lasting impact on UAE society.

The programme will support the development of all sectors, said Sarah Musallam, the executive director of private schools and quality assurance sector at Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge.

It also includes a training programme for teachers.