Expo City Dubai Walkathon attracts students and teachers
Promoting the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle and marking the end of an exciting month full of fitness activities, more than 1,000 school students and teachers from 25 schools in the UAE participated in the Expo City Dubai Walkathon on Friday, November 25.
The Expo City School Walkathon is an initiative of the Expo school programme in collaboration with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and Dubai Fitness Challenge. The event brought together teachers and students aged eight to fourteen for a two km walk around Expo City that began and ended at Terra Arrivals Plaza.
The Walkathon marked the end of Expo City Dubai’s participation in the month-long Dubai Fitness Challenge, which is going to conclude on 27 November, and further strengthened its close relationship with the UAE education community, highlighting the city’s role as an educational hub.
Young people have contributed immensely to the success of Expo 2020 Dubai through the dynamic Expo School programme, which has returned to Expo City Dubai to empower today’s youth to become the leaders of tomorrow’s world.
The popular Expo Young Stars programme resumed at Al Wasl Plaza on Thursday 24 November with performances by students from Indian High School – Al Garhoud, New Delhi Private School and GEMS Legacy School, while Ambassador School and Cadenza Music Institute will take to the stage later on Friday.
Developed by the Expo School Programme to empower rising talent, Expo Young Stars offers students from across the UAE the opportunity to showcase their passion and creativity through interpretive performances at Expo City Dubai. As Expo City Dubai gathers momentum ahead of COP28 in 2023, these five schools have been specifically chosen to replicate their impressive performances at Expo 2020 Dubai, which highlighted the urgency of tackling climate change.
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