International Schools Partnership (ISP) has launched a writing letter campaign across its four schools in the UAE. Entitled ‘Writing Letters for Tomorrow’, the campaign encourages students, parents and teachers to write letters to be read in the future.
“We live in a world forever changed by COVID-19, and one of the threads that continues to bind us together is that of hope. We have learned so much during this time, and we want to ensure that the lessons of today are not forgotten. Through ‘Writing Letters for Tomorrow’ we have asked our families and staff to write letters for them to read again in the future, or to have their children read in the future, that share their experiences of being in a lockdown, and dealing with the pandemic,” said Bharat Mansukhani, Regional Managing Director – Middle East, ISP.
The group, which owns and operates The Aquila School and Nibras International School in Dubai, as well as Aspen Heights British School and Reach British School in Abu Dhabi, launched the campaign with a video featuring famous Emirati actor, Saoud Al Kaabi.
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In the Writing Letters for Tomorrow campaign, parents are being asked to write letters to their children, sharing lessons that are important for them to remember when they are older, or telling them a story about what happened during this time, in a perspective that only they can.
Students will write letters to their future self, reminding them of how they coped with schools switching to distance learning and not being able to see their friends and teachers at school.
The teachers will also participate in the campaign by writing letters to their students, sharing their experience and about the resilience they have shown during the lockdown.
“Writing can be a powerful tool that helps us to reflect and raise our self-awareness, ultimately leading to healing and transformation. The wellbeing of our families and staff is important to us, and along with other activities taking place at our schools, we hope that Writing Letters for Tomorrow provides a great wellness activity that brings us all closer as a community,” concluded Mansukhani.