On Saturday 12th October, 28 of our students from Year 4 - 6 had the absolute honour and pleasure of welcoming astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori at the Presidential Airport in Abu Dhabi.
On arrival to the prestigious event, our students were given replica astronaut suits. This took the level of excitement and anticipation to another level. The joy, pride and enthusiasm was tangible. Our students could hardly contain their delight as they walked around the Presidential Airport as mini astronauts, surrounded by images of Hazzaa.
When the man himself actually arrived, the roar of excitement from the children was welcomed and echoed by the many dignitaries and officials who were equally as eager to meet Hazzaa. The children waved flags, shouted his name, shook his hand and high fived Hazza as he slowly made his way into the grand reception hall.
It was a day I am sure our students will never forget. They were a part of Emirati history. Let’s hope in the future our students are the ones who are themselves making history.