GEMS International School – Al Khail unveils cutting-edge Innovation Hub

13 November 2023

State-of-the-art facilities aim to unlock creativity and design thinking in primary school students

GEMS International School – Al Khail (GIS) has taken a significant stride toward reshaping education into a dynamic journey of exploration with the launch of its new state-of-the-art Innovation Hub, a centre of excellence designed to nurture creativity, critical thinking, and innovation through the power of design thinking.

  • New centre of excellence in primary provides state-of-the-art facilities and resources
  • Design thinking approach invites students to be designers, engineers, and inventors
  • The IB school seeks to transcend traditional subject silos with a transdisciplinary mindset

Simon Herbert, Head of School/CEO, GEMS International School – Al Khail said; 'We are so fortunate at GEMS International School to have such remarkable facilities. This astonishing Innovation Hub in our primary school allows our younger students to use design thinking and to express their creativity within the most wonderful surroundings. It also links with our secondary design curriculum and provides a smooth pathway through our IB school.”

The Innovation Hub is equipped with digital music production tools, 3D printing capabilities, coding resources, robotics, product design tools, makerspace materials, and immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality. The centre is designed to nurture young minds with state-of-the-art resources, ergonomic workstations, dynamic seating, and multi-use facilities that together create an optimal learning environment.

GIS’ Innovation Hub joins the school’s existing Centre of Excellence for Aviation, Aeronautics, and Space. It stands as a beacon of change in the world of education, exemplifying the IB continuum school’s dedication to nurturing the next generation of innovators and creators. With design thinking at its core and a wealth of resources and experiences to offer, the Innovation Hub is poised to redefine education and inspire students to make a lasting, positive impact on the world.

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