Schools Get Moving in the Dubai Fitness Challenge

Schools across Dubai accepted the challenge of getting their fitness on during the month-long health campaign.

Following an extremely successful 2022 campaign, the luxurious city is celebrating its sixth edition of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, which recently spanned from 29th October to 27th November. The challenge’s mission is to promote healthy habits by implementing exercise and energetic lifestyles. Accomplishing 30 minutes of daily physical activity for 30 straight days is the event’s goal of creating health awareness.

After hearing the call, local schools across Dubai were thrilled to take part in the 30-day challenge. Repton School Dubai started the campaign in style with a morning of exercise at Repton circle. The event included various fun games and challenges led by the PE staff. In the following weeks that followed. Repton surprised students with PE lessons guided by community coaches and sports academies. Lessons in athletics, table tennis and field hockey were provided – giving Repton students the opportunity to try their hand at sports which may be a little unfamiliar to some of the students.

Watch highlights from Repton’s intergenic morning sessions below:

Next, one school had the workout of a lifetime. GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis enjoyed training at the beautiful shores of Kite Beach. Where students broke a sweat by exercising at the official Dubai Fitness Challenge Fitness Village. They began their day by testing their jumping abilities on trampolines. Then students broke into group cardio workouts and bonded through team sports such as cricket and football.

Furthermore, Kent College of Dubai made the 30×30 challenge a family event. Leading students to work together with their families regarding fitness. An evening fun run watching the sunset would be on the agenda. Kent College sports leaders would help guide families through stretching and running around the sports centre.

Later the North London Collegiate School (NLCS) Dubai made their 30-day movement an opportunity to be filled with sport. Coaches from around the area came together to teach youngsters various popular sports. Kids of all ages then came to NLCS Dubai’s fitness village to get their game on. For students, their itinerary contained playing netball, swimming, football, athletics events, and other sports.

During the Dubai Fitness Challenge, another school decided to make a healthy splash. Royal Grammar School (RGS) Guildford Dubai would welcome Australian Paralympic Swimmer Jessica Smith to speak with students. Her message to kids was explaining “everyone is different in their own way” and to believe in themselves.

Furthermore, RGS Guildford Dubai made plans to make its fitness journey a community affair. A special assembly was being held for their community and students to engage in exercise. Participants learned how to stay in shape by actively stretching, and getting their hearts pumping through cardio workouts. 

Pulling and tugging their way into the fitness campaign, Southview School Dubai hosted a tug-of-war tournament for students and staff. Next, the school kicked its way to fitness by having students take part in martial arts. On gorgeous sunny days, Southview PE teachers led students and their families through exercise training. The Dubai school celebrated their youth’s hard work for their dedication to the 30×30 challenge through a fabulous closing ceremony.

Well done to all Dubai schools that participated in the 30×30 Dubai Fitness Challenge!

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