Monday, March 10, 2014

Students to make nests with discarded material

A campaign aimed at encouraging creativity among students while enhancing their community involvement was launched by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) on Sunday.

Titled ‘Collecting Office Recyclable Materials’, the innovative project will see students produce artificial falcon nests with the use of discarded boxes, A4 paper and empty water bottles. The campaign was inspired by a science extracurricular activity called ‘Mongolia Artificial Nest for Falcons.’ Dr Karima Al Mazroui, Adec’s curriculum manager, said this artistic exercise will encourage students to create falcon artificial nests using the collected recyclable materials and decorated with an Islamic design.

The recycling project will be implemented in three schools across the emirate. Ahmad Al Hammadi, campaigns’ project manager said that Adec is eager “to encourage students’ creativity and innovation skills, enhance their scientific skills and link art and music education to science.” It will also enhance their concept of preserving the environment, encourage recycling and develop art education, as well as link it to other subjects urging them to get more involved in arts and become innovative.

Adec will be organising training workshops targeting art teachers and school students to train them on how to use recyclable materials to produce artwork of artificial nests that reflect the UAE culture and heritage.

Manarat Al Saadiyat Gallery will be hosting the students’ works in an endeavour to encourage them to further their interest in the field of art.

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