Abu Dhabi High School Students Make Short Films: Where Land Meets Water


As part of the Imagine Science Film Festival, 35 students from the Glenelg School and the American Community School participated in BRAINSTORM, a hands-on film making workshop. Students were given the short prompt, "where land meets water," and shot the footage using mobile phones or tablets. At NYUAD, they learned about storytelling techniques, and video editing. Eight of the best films were selected for the Avant Arabia program of the film festival and screened.

Students had just a week to shoot original footage and were able to supplement it with stock footage supplied by the Imagine Science Films team. The films range from being personal, fun, to insightful and thought provoking. 15 of the films are collected in the playlist.

Abu Dhabi Kids Race, Hop, and Jump at NYUAD


More than 55 fifth grade students from the American Community School raced, jumped, hopped, dribbled, and flipped as a part of a sports and active lifestyle workshop organized by NYU Abu Dhabi Athletics in November, 2014. The event, in partnership with the Office of Primary and Secondary Educational Engagement, included a number of activities and games, intended to get the students moving, and engaged in different sports.

Students raced relays on the 200m indoor track and were coached and cheered by professional Egyptian triathlete Omar Nour. USA Track and Field Star, Monica Hargrove, led students through jumping jacks, push ups and lunges to the tune of Pharrell Williams' "Happy."

Under the tutelage of Omari Faulkner, former Georgetown University men’s basketball player and Big East Conference All-Academic team member students dribbled, and shot baskets. The activity ended with some flips and rolls with local Jiu-Jitsu masters. The professional athletes also took some time to speak with students about the importance of staying active, and eating a healthy diet.

NYUAD Athletics hosts sports and fitness clinics as a part of its strong commitment to community initiative​s. NYUAD’s Office of Primary and Secondary Educational Engagement builds relationships with area schools and connects them with opportunities like these at NYUAD. To be a part of a future event, join our mailing list.