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Culture & Education | Thursday 29 August, 2019 5:03 am |

Saudi Arabia’s Ithra welcomes the return to school with a new educational experience

The King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) launches its Back to School program on Thursday aiming for a school year full of success and achievements. The program enables students, parents and teachers to prepare for the school year, offering a series of interactive workshops, talks, shows and storytelling sessions over three weeks with three focuses — emotional intelligence, health and safety and financial intelligence — supplying them with the most important life skills.
In the first week, Aug. 29-31, the program highlights “Emotional Intelligence,” where students, parents and teachers engage in interactive workshops, talks, storytelling and activities, and share knowledge on self-expression and self-control. Participants learn about different types of art for relaxation techniques as a way to connect with their inner selves for better self-awareness; learn how to adapt to new changes when moving from one school to other; and engage in a challenge to build a fort using different materials.
In the second week, Sept. 5-7, the offering addresses “Health and Safety,” presenting tools for improving academic skills, heightening sport performance, enhancing communication skills and increasing self-esteem and confidence. A discussion session will be offered with the education team to share thoughts and enter in a discussion. In addition, there is a workshop to engage the students in activities and games that will increase their focus and attention and improve their memory in preparation for the new school year.


The third and last week, Sept.12-14, addresses “Financial Intelligence.” This focuses on the practice of interactive training and the acquisition of learning skills through fun, in addition to motivating trainees to self-learning and discovering ways to achieve this type of learning. In a pleasant narrative style, children learn about the concepts of money and expenses.
They also learn about the savings process and play an entertaining interactive game where they can accumulate points.
Back to School is designed to help get the new school year off to a successful start. As a cultural hub, aiming to inspire, create and collaborate, Ithra is excited to launch this interactive program for audiences in the Kingdom with the aim of offering an enriching experience that enriches their experience. More information can be viewed on the website:

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