Tuesday, 17 February 2009

VIP Visitor

What a special day today was as we welcomed Amira's Grandfather, Sheikh Hisham Nazer into school to talk to our class about his achievements as Minister of Planning and Minister of Oil in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s and 80's. He is a very busy man as he is now the Saudi Ambassador for Egypt so we all really appreciated him giving up his time to come in and share his thoughts and ideas with the class.
The children learned so much about how the industrial cities of Yanbu and Jubail were developed by Sheikh Nazer in the early 1970s and what it is like to be a 'Minister of Planning' in fact they learned that they can all be 'ministers of planning' in their own lives, thinking about what needs to be done, and how they can achieve each step. The presentation came at the end of our current ITU about the development of 'Settlements' so as well as being very informative, it was extremely timely.
I hope the children can engage their audience as well on Wednesday morning in our class assembly as they were very attentive during the talk and gained a lot from listening to Sheikh Nazer, as well as asking some pertinent questions.
Once again thanks to Amira for helping to arrange the visit, and of course to Sheikh Nazer for including us in his busy schedule.

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