The discussion is part of the School’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence programme to motivate children to work towards career achievement from a young age.
Dubai, UAE – The Arcadia Preparatory School (Arcadia), one of the finest British curriculum schools in the UAE, as part of its Children’s Entrepreneur Workshop hosted four leading entrepreneurs at the school in Jumeirah Village Triangle on 22nd April 2017.
Nisreen Shocair, President, Virgin Megastore – ME, Nilesh Ved, Chairman, Apparel Group, Thomas Lundgren, Founder & CEO, THE One and Walid Hajj, Chairman, Cravia Group were the esteemed panellists for a discussion on “Can we teach Entrepreneurship?.” David Harkin, the CEO of the UK-based 7billionideas, served as the moderator.
The session, which was exclusively for parents of the participating children, triggered a dialogue on the need for inculcating entrepreneurial spirit in children from a young age. It was in step with Arcadia’s unique Entrepreneur-in-Residence programme that gives children an opportunity to learn from seasoned entrepreneurs and collaborate with experts to bring their ideas to life.
Navin Valrani, CEO of The Arcadia Preparatory School, says, “At Arcadia, we want our pupils to pursue academic excellence and beyond. We cater to their enquiring and imaginative minds and encourage creative thinking. By connecting them with successful people who have valuable lessons to share, we are truly serving our vision of nurturing lifelong learning. We have now in place our Enterprise Hub at the school where our pupils will have a dedicated space to turn their creative ideas into reality.”
David Harkin, Arcadia’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, adds, “It is very important that parents are in sync with the objectives of this programme and understand the value it brings to their children. We addressed the most basic yet crucial question on entrepreneurship at this workshop so as to enable parents to formulate their own opinion and play their part in guiding their children to success.”
Following a very successful first edition of the Children’s Entrepreneur Workshop held in January earlier this year, this second edition featured several activities that were designed to develop teamwork, presentation skills, public speaking and listening skills by combining idea generation and development.
About The Arcadia Preparatory School
The Arcadia Preparatory School, located in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Triangle, offers the National Curriculum for England to pupils studying from the Early Years Foundation Stage (FS1) to Key Stage 2 (Year 6). The community-focused school opened in August 2016 and aspires to be one of the leading British primary schools in the world by instilling into students a lifelong passion for learning, and by nurturing innovation and the pursuit of excellence amongst the teaching staff.
The Arcadia Preparatory School is the first in a series of community-based schools delivering the vision of Mohan Valrani and the Al Shirawi Group. As the Chairman of the school, Valrani is an avid believer in providing the very best education for future generations.
Believing that a school’s greatest asset is its teachers, the group is building The Arcadia House, a dedicated accommodation facility within JVT for school staff. By offering the enhanced benefit of quality housing, the school is investing fully in its teachers’ happiness and wellbeing thereby encouraging them to aspire to excellence within the classroom.
The curriculum at the school is backed up by the Talk for Writing program from the UK. Talk for Writing enables children to imitate the key language they need for a particular topic orally before they try reading and analysing it.
Future Dubai-based schools for Arcadia Group include The Arcadia Senior School, also in Jumeirah Village Triangle; and The Arcadia Primary and Secondary School in Jebel Ali.
Address: District 9, Jumeirah Village Triangle, Dubai
Phone number: 04 552 2600
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