The British School of Kuwait celebrated its 33rd year at the forefront of British style education when parents and dignitaries gathered in the magnificent splendour of the Futouh Ballroom at the Regency Hotel to laud the many wonderful achievements which the past academic year has brought.
BSK was privileged to have HH Sheikh Ahmed Hamoud Al-Sabah as patron for this most glittering occasion in the school calendar. Guests also included Lieutenant General Ghazi Abdulrahman Al-Omar, Undersecretary at the Ministry of the Interior and the Director of Private Education, Mr Mohammed Abdullah Al-Dahes.
BSK Chairman, Sadiq Al-Mutawa, welcomed the 96 graduates of the class of 2011 and urged them to continue their great efforts as they set out to take up places in universities and colleges throughout the world.
Following the presentation of Diplomas of Graduation by General Ghazi Al-Omar, prizes were awarded to the top 30 students in Year 11, 12 and 13. The top academic award, the CIS award was presented to Hiba Arshad, the Leadership Award went to Abrar Al-Husseini. The much coveted Director’s Award went to Yara Al-Wazir.
Guest Speaker General Ghazi Al-Omar gave a very incisive speech on the efforts of BSK in the fields of science and in the use of communication technology to support science and scientists. In reply the BSK Principal, Paul Shropshire, spoke of the evidence for academic excellence which is formed in the outstanding public examination results at GCSE, IGCSE, AS and A Levels.
The evening was not just about academic excellence. Achievement in the arts and sporting excellence were also celebrated. Charles Fernandes, best pianist at the Young Musicians of the Gulf in Bahrain, captivated the audience with his rendition of the Revolutionary Study by Chopin.
Language prizes were presented by the Ambassadors of Egypt, France, Germany, India, Switzerland, Bangladesh and UK. Guests were treated to a musical treat from BSK String Orchestra as well as a comic cameo from Arabic poets Ali Al-Omar and Abdulaziz Alobeid. Head students Yara Al-Wazir and Cyrus Moosavinia brought the evening to a close with a vote of thanks to the Director, Madame Vera Al-Mutawa and the Festival of Achievement and Graduation Ceremony came to a rousing finale with a salute to the parents and staff of The British School of Kuwait.
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