The impressive and inspiring Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the world’s largest mosques.
To commemorate the UAE’s 49th National Day, ADNOC School, Madinat Zayed, managed by Aldar Education has created a large-scale replica of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque consisting of 111 components and separate pieces bearing students’ names, created with recycled products in the school premises.
The model was created as a memorable way to celebrate the UAE National Day and serve as a reminder of how precious life is and that we must come together cohesively, especially during unprecedented times as experienced this year. The model is a symbol of harmony, hard work and unity within the school.
Students from grade 1 to grade 5 all helped construct the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Mosque, which took 11 days to build and more than 5 hours to construct outside the school.
Wendy Birch, Principal at ADNOC School, Madinat Zayed, Al Dhafra, said: “The reason behind the idea was so very simple for me; living in Abu Dhabi and working in Madinat Zayed allows me to see the beauty of the capital along with the tranquility of the desert sands of the Western Region. Whenever I drive around Abu Dhabi I always try to drive past the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, I love its beauty, it’s sense of calm and the feeling of peace I get every time I see it. I wanted to recreate that in our school here in Madinat Zayed, so we can all have the joys of seeing this beautiful creation every day as staff and students walk in to school.’’
She continued by saying “The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque project, coordinated by our Art Teacher, Mr. Samer Issa Ali Nusairat is a testament to the skills we teach at ADNOC School, Madinat Zayed as part of our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) programme”
P.S. The Mosque will reside outside of the school during the UAE National Day celebrations until it is moved to its permanent home of the reception area, encased in Perspex.
Happy 49th National Day everyone!