The British School of Kuwait was honoured to receive Mrs Tamader Al Sdeirawi, Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Education, HE the British Ambassador Mr Frank Baker, Mr Fahad Al Ghais, Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Private Education and Mr Mohammed Al Dahes, General Manager of Administration at the Ministry of Private Education to inaugurate the BSK 50/20/5 programme of events which commemorated the fifth anniversary of His Royal Highness' Accession to the throne, the twentieth anniversary of the Liberation of Kuwait and the fiftieth anniversary of Independence.
A special ceremony was held at the Marble Arch Sports Arena at the BSK campus on Wednesday 26 January because during this week in January 1991 Qaruh Island became the first part of Kuwaiti soil to be liberated from the Iraqi occupation. In celebration of this event BSK held a special flag raising ceremony where the VIP group joined BSK Chairman Mr Sadiq Al-Mutawa, BSK Director Mme Vera Al-Mutawa, BSK Executive Director Dr Hanan Al-Mutawa and1500 students and staff to sing all seven verses of the Kuwaiti National Anthem. There was a wonderful carnival atmosphere of excitement as the voices of young and old rang out around Salwa 1.
The event was led by BSK Principal Paul Shropshire, BSK Concert Orchestra, under the baton of Mr Preslav Petkov, and BSK Choir under the baton of Mr John Talbot. Speeches were delivered by Mr Mohammed Al Dahes on behalf of the Ministry of Private Education, HE Mr Frank Baker on behalf of the British Embassy and BSK student Isaac Al-Saleh on behalf of the student body.
Later in the morning the spotlight turned to the Lower and Junior Department students who led an audience of proud parents and dignitaries through a tour of Kuwaiti history and development. Stories were told through drama, song and dance as the young performers enjoyed their special moment on stage.
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