Moving house may be listed as one of the most stressful changes in human lives. But at Emirates International School (EIS), the moving of an entire section of primary school children proved a welcome challenge that was undertaken with excitement and enthusiasm.
With the school rapidly growing in numbers over the past few years, especially in the primary section, the need for a new building to house the new entrants became a necessity. Come October and a full new structure with eighteen brightly coloured classrooms and allied facilities had been completed. Besides the classrooms, there is a music room, an expanded and improved computer room and a library, in addition to smaller rooms for teachers to work with individual groups. The library meanwhile, has also been expanded greatly with the addition of new books and a reference section on CD-ROM.
Come moving day, and the whole operation turned into an adventure, especially for the children who played a major part in the work. Boxes and bags of books, fish tanks, plants, maps and models all became part of the inventory of a very hectic moving day. Three months on, the new building is a bustling hive of activity and a proud addition to the EIS campus.