Dwight College ignites international sparkathon



  • 35 groups of scholars from Dwight College campuses all over the world participated within the two-day international occasion to fight ocean air pollution.
  • 15 college students from Dubai’s IB Continuum campus collaborated for 16 hours to design their very own ocean conservancy initiatives utilizing the newest technology- reminiscent of 3D printers, laser cutters and TinkerCAD.
  • Dwight College Dubai incorporates the newest applied sciences to boost college students’ digital literacy, together with VR, robotics, coding and extra

UAE: Dwight College Dubai, a number one Worldwide Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum college in Dubai, celebrates Dwight Colleges a hundred and fiftieth anniversary with the launch of an progressive Sparkathon for its international community of campuses. Over 100 college students from the Center Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) throughout Dwight College’s international community of campuses in Dubai, New York, London, Shanghai, World On-line and Seoul, participated within the two-day international design competitors.

Launched on twentieth Might 2023, Dwight College college students throughout the globe collaborated with Ocean Conservancy to finish a sequence of ocean consciousness challenges to assist deal with the worldwide subject of ocean air pollution. 15 college students from Dwight College Dubai labored diligently to innovate and design ocean clean-up initiatives to construct consciousness across the affect of plastic air pollution in our oceans. Using a mixture of 3D printing, laser reducing, and computer-aided design instruments reminiscent of; Adobe Illustrator and TinkerCAD, college students have been in a position to create a wide range of initiatives to assist fight ocean air pollution within the allotted 16 hours, reminiscent of; sustainable seashore clear-up gadgets and air pollution administration options. 

“The factor I loved most concerning the Sparkathon was the chance to innovate and work in the direction of fixing an vital real-life drawback. Sparkathon introduced collectively two issues I’m enthusiastic about (marine biology and ecosystems and design!), which I liked! Sparkathon helped me suppose extra concerning the precise affect of the answer itself and the way design might help carry collectively communities and assist them flourish. It gave me an opportunity to apply inventive pondering in design!” – Aanvi, Grade 8

Dwight College Dubai embeds expertise inside its progressive IB curriculum as a method of aiding instruction and as a instrument to embrace and provide customized studying journeys. It follows a one-to-one machine coverage whereby college students from Grades 1 to five use iPads, whereas college students from Grades 6 to 12 make use of laptops at school. College students are launched to the ideas of digital actuality (VR) from Pre-Okay to encourage younger inquirers of their studying, whereas coding and robotics are built-in throughout completely different course applications to develop digital literacy abilities. Lecturers additionally use the digital blackboards, outfitted in each classroom, to develop interactive and interesting studying classes to take educating to the subsequent degree.

David Hutson, Head of College at Dwight College Dubai, says: “Sparkathon has witnessed Dwight college students championing teamwork, collaboration, innovation and international citizenship. 150 years marks an incredible achievement for the Dwight College household, and we’re proud to be part of a worldwide community that fosters the subsequent era of world leaders who can thrive wherever on the earth.”

Established in 1872 with Dwight College New York, Dwight’s lengthy and wealthy historical past of innovation and customized studying is geared toward getting ready graduates for admission to a number of the world’s most prestigious universities. The worldwide community of Dwight Colleges in New York, London, Seoul, Shanghai, Dubai and Dwight World On-line span over 3500 college students and 500 academics as of 2023. The Dwight Colleges community is proud to be opening their seventh campus in Hanoi in 2024, which is able to welcome college students from Pre-Okay to Grade 12.

Blake Spahn, Vice Chancellor of Dwight Colleges, added: “Dwight is devoted to igniting the spark of genius in each youngster. Since inception, Dwight’s visionary leaders have reworked the tutorial panorama, whereas Dwight’s illustrious alumni proceed to go away their mark on our world. For our 150-year anniversary, we wished to mark this unimaginable milestone by offering a platform for the subsequent era of learners to showcase their progressive options. The outcomes have been implausible, and we stay up for the distinctive creations that come out of the annual Spark-a-thons.”

For additional data on Dwight College Dubai’s progressive curriculum, please go to: www.dwight.ae

About Dwight College Dubai

Dwight College Dubai, positioned in Dubai Sports activities Metropolis, was established within the UAE in 2018 with the mission to ignite the Spark of Genius in each youngster in Dubai. The Worldwide Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum College, with a worldwide community of faculties and educators, is dedicated to offering glorious holistic schooling in a supportive and collaborative studying setting, benefiting from 150 years of expertise in innovation and customized studying.

A family-owned and run establishment, Dwight College Dubai is a part of the household of Dwight Colleges established in New York in 1872, with campuses the world over together with London, Shanghai, Seoul and Dubai. Dwight World On-line College, launched in 2013, goals to empower college students to pursue their ardour exterior a classroom setting. The bottom-breaking on-line college is the primary of its type to supply the two-year IB Diploma Programme in a web based college setting.

Encapsulating a student-centered method, Dwight College Dubai affords customized studying journeys embracing the individuality of every learner. The varsity is allowed to supply the Worldwide Baccalaureate for the Center Years Programme (MYP), Main Years Programme (PYP) and Diploma Programme (DP), catering for college kids from Pre-Okay to Grade 12; offering the best framework for nurturing essential thinkers and problem-solvers as internationally-minded and culturally agile international residents.

For extra data, please go to: www.dwight.ae

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