Dubai, UAE: Year 7 pupils from the leading British curriculum school, the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai (RGSGD), travelled to the UK last week as part of the school’s latest enrichment trip where they had the opportunity to visit the RGS home school in Guildford and experience a full school day that included lessons, a science experiment and a session with RGS Guildford’s Head Master, Dr Jon Cox. Throughout the week-long trip, the pupils also took part in football challenges and tournaments, visited a Guildford Flames Ice Hockey and Rosslyn Park Sevens game and took part in sporting experiences, activities and sightseeing around London.

The trip highlights RGSGD’s strong links with its sister school in the UK, with both schools sharing the same learning habits and values that underpin the school’s ethos, as well as following the same House System which allows pupils from both schools to take part in house tournaments, such as chess competitions. Other activities that unite the UK and Dubai pupils include Year 3 and Year 4 pupils taking part in RGS Guildford’s Prep Science week, Year 5 pupils have a RGS UK pen pal and Year 6 pupils who connect with RGS Guildford Seniors through Q&A sessions.