Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Thursday visited the Mohammed Bin Rashid Model School in Al Jafiliya, Dubai.
He was briefed on the school’s preparations to take part in the Dubai Fitness Challenge that will commence on Friday and conclude on 18th November, 2017. Abdullah, son of UAE martyr Saif Yousef Al Falasi, and Abdullah, son of UAE martyr Saeed Ahmed Al Marri, accompanied Sheikh Hamdan during the visit.
The Minister of State for Public Education, Jameela Al Muhairi; Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director-General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, and a number of senior education officials received Sheikh Hamdan at the school.
Sheikh Hamdan affirmed the importance of including sports and physical education in the curriculum across all schooling levels. He said sports has a significant positive impact on the students’ health and learning abilities and they should be encouraged to practice sports both in schools and outside it. He further praised the school’s efforts in this regard and expressed the wish that Dubai Fitness Challenge will form a starting point for people to get involved in sports and fitness activities that will improve their quality of life and enhance their health.
Sheikh Hamdan said the Dubai Fitness Challenge is in line with the UAE’s efforts to promote a high quality of life and health for all communities, which will eventually enhance productivity and happiness.
He also called on parents to encourage their children to pursue sports and make it a part of their everyday routine and excel in the sporting disciplines of their choice, as sports does not conflict with the pursuit of good education.