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Posted On: 12 October 2009 12:46 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Students get their thinking caps on

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Qatar Academy students held THINK day celebrations on Thursday as part of Qatar Foundation’s recently-launched THINK campaign. “The day was intended to give students the opportunity to reflect on their understanding of the THINK words and phrases and what it meant to them,” Qatar Academy director Dr Gregory Hedger said. Head of Middle Years, Christine Blackburn, added: “The words remind us of the purpose of education, to think, wonder and imagine so that we strive to achieve our best as stewards in the world.” The THINK campaign is built around simple, powerful words and phrases that represent Qatar Foundation’s quest for knowledge and understanding in education, science and research and community development. Sporting yellow THINK t-shirts and caps, students talked about their impressions of the words that are used in the campaign. “I feel like when I grow up I am going to do great things because of them,” said Aljawhara, a Grade 8 student. Classmate Abdulla, Grade 7, added: “When I am on the way to school and I am tired, I look at the sign “Think” and it makes me ready for school, it helps start the day”. “Simple words are inspiring, they trigger a thought process which is what education is all about,” said Mohamed, Grade 11. “These specific words are amazing – verbs to stimulate our thinking of what we should be doing,” added Ali, Grade 10. The THINK campaign was launched on September 7 under the patronage of Qatar Foundation chairperson HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad. An international outreach campaign, it aims to unlock human potential everywhere and carry Qatar Foundation’s vision, mission and values out to the Qatar community, throughout the GCC and around the world. The THINK campaign seeks to engage, inspire curiosity and raise awareness about Qatar Foundation. It will support continued growth, giving Qatar Foundation higher visibility and helping people everywhere to understand its work and its future goals.