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Dibba Outdoor Activities Trip
successfully ran Outward-Bound trips to Dibba for many years through Dubai
Based North Star Expeditions. The trips
are popular with both the pupils and their parents as it gives the children
opportunities to travel beyond Qatar and experience activities that are
unavailable here. Up to this point, we
have taken pupils from the transitional years 5-8 and this has worked extremely
well, but after this year’s trip the accompanying teachers had a debrief where
we discussed ways we can improve on this successful formula. Therefore for 2108 we are hoping to run two
- The first will be a mixed group for Years 5-8 which will be to the Dibba camp in
- The second will be a trip for girls in Years 8-10 to the
Desert Camp in Ras al-Khaimah.
The purpose of these visits is to introduce
students to outdoor pursuits and to develop their problem solving skills, their
aptitude to work in small groups and of course to have an enjoyable and
adventurous time. The visits allow the children to experience various outdoor
activities including canoeing, raft building, mountain biking, climbing,
abseiling and snorkeling. The second
trip has the added aim of allowing girls the opportunity to further these
skills in a single gender environment – all the staff and instructors and support
staff on the course will be female and the compound is removed from public
My Dibba Trip
Stait-Gardner Mendez, Year 6
I loved the whole trip but some parts
stick more in my mind. One was abseiling. I was the first to go in my group and
it was all the scarier for me because I could only use one arm because I had a
broken collarbone. Looking down from the top of the very high climbing wall
made my heart beat very fast. But with the help of our brilliant Dibba climbing
instructor, Brighton, I was able to lean back and abseil down. I enjoyed it.
It was also fun to be able to make friends
with girls from Year 8 who would never think to talk to me at school. I had fun
sharing a cabin with the Year 8 twins, Halla and Hala, and they helped me a
On the last night, we also did a Talent
Show and I loved it. People showed what they were good at and I loved the magic
tricks, singing and dancing. I sang with the Year 8 girls and it was great. We
The whole trip was fun.