GIIS, first school in UAE to introduce Photography as part of curriculum

GIIS, first school in UAE to introduce Photography as part of curriculum

September 2018, United Arab Emirates – Global Indian International School (GIIS) known for imparting holistic education to its students, is now the first school UAE to introduce a dedicated period on Photography as part of the student’s daily classes in both, GIIS Dubai and Abu Dhabi campuses.

At the cutting edge of learning practices, GIIS lays emphasis on providing facilities for intellectual, social and academic growth of its students. Understanding that education and self-expression go hand in hand and play a major role in helping a child’s development, GIIS UAE in association with Nikon Middle East will make photography classes a part of the curriculum taught to the students but will not be a graded subject. Through these classes, the children will gradually be given a complete understanding of the medium and the use of professional equipment. It will help them express themselves better and develop visual perception. That will in turn allow them to explore their creativity and may be, going ahead, pursue photography as a profession.
Mr. Atul Temurnikar, Co-Founder of GIIS, said, “GIIS’s association with Nikon ME is a great way to help children to grow with photography as a medium. Nikon has the capacity to bring in very innovative products which can enable students to do photography in a more advanced and smart way. In the first session conducted, majority of students went from having virtually zero experience with a DSLR to taking fantastic images in a span of less than an hour. We believe that this sort of joint labs will help students in developing their creativity skills and expressing themselves more creatively.”
Mr Amol Vaidya, Director Operations, GIIS said, “We have always focussed on the overall development of our students to make them global citizens of tomorrow. We are thankful to Nikon for this initiative and we feel its great steps towards the overall development of our students. Photography is known to substantially increase focus and understand the expressions of life. This is a great opportunity for our students to learn while having fun as well and to capture and understand the best expressions of life.”
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About Global Indian International School:
Global Indian International School (GIIS) is a global network of award-winning premier international schools with more than 15,000 students across 23 campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, UAE, Vietnam, and India.
Founded in 2002, GIIS offers a comprehensive range of International and Indian curricula for Kindergarten to Year 12 students. These include the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), Cambridge IGCSE, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Global Montessori Plus programs. GIIS’ mission is to nurture young minds into global leaders and innovators through its proprietary 9 GEMS™ methodology, a holistic approach to teaching that balances academics with sports, performing arts, entrepreneurship and character development. GIIS is a member of the Global Schools Foundation (GSF). Based on high standards of governance and established academic criteria, GSF has consistently been recognized internationally for excellence in education and has received more than 90 awards over the past 15 years.

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