Dubai: Repton Al Barsha students attended an inspirational live video session with Emirati astronaut, Sultan Al Neyadi, at the Dubai Opera in a collaborative initiative between Emirates Literature Festival and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center on 21 March 2023.

During the live interactive session, Reptonians from Year 10, studying the Triple Science GCSE subjects, and Year 9 students aspiring to pursue the same, were invited to inquire into Al Neyadi’s life in space; currently stationed at the International Space Station (ISS) on a six-month mission. The Emirati astronaut shared insights about life in space, tackling key challenges faced in space exploration. From consuming food in space to sleeping in a gravity void, and exercise routines, Al Neyadi’s shared his thoughts on his experience since his launch into space earlier this month.

Left with an impactful impression, Reptonians were inspired by Al Neyadi’s accomplishments and moved by his ability to adapt to unfamiliar conditions in a very short period.

Reptonian Miral Sayes said, “A once-in-a-lifetime experience, it helped me understand that you can do anything if you put your mind to it”. Faris Ardakani added, “Brings new perspectives to a career that might not be too ambitious.  Shows that dreams really can come true”.


About Repton Al Barsha

Repton Al Barsha, situated in Dubai Science Park in Al Barsha South, is one of the leading British schools for children aged three to 18. Formerly known as Foremarke School Dubai, it is part of Excella and the Repton Family of Schools in the UAE.

Repton Al Barsha welcomed its first students in 2013 and mirrors the Repton Family of School’s belief in traditional values, one-to-one pastoral care and the overall holistic development of a child. The curriculum follows the UK National Curriculum for England, enhanced with the elements of the ISEB curriculum and is designed to meet the rigorous standards expected for 11+ and Common Entrance examinations. Repton Al Barsha promotes inclusivity of children with special needs and more able, gifted & talented students.

The school features a large campus with outstanding facilities and amenities that contribute towards a child’s development beyond the classroom. Repton Al Barsha is an accredited member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS) and an 'IAPS World Hub School'. It was the first school in the UAE, and only the second school globally, to have been given this prestigious status. It has also been accredited as an Apple Distinguished School since 2018 for its use of technology and compelling learning environment that engages students and enhances learning across all of its year groups.

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