Repton Al Barsha celebrates students’ creative skills with a digital art exhibition at TODA

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The money raised from the exhibition will be donated to Dubai Cares’ ‘Adopt a School’ initiative

Dubai, Oct 12, 2021: Repton Al Barsha celebrated students’ creative thinking through visual arts, music and performance arts showcased at the Theatre of Digital Arts (TODA) in Madinat Jumeirah. The exhibition was held on October 9. 

Themed ‘Individual Identity, Collective Identity and School Life’, the 20-minute digital art exhibition explored the creativity of Repton Al Barsha’s aspiring young artists from Year 1 to Year 9. 

Students displayed their artwork through observational drawings, school-life representations in the form of self portraits, musical contributions and poetry recitations. The art exhibition also highlighted Repton Al Barsha as the first UAE school to host a digital art exhibition at TODA. 

While the Repton Family of Schools in the UAE is raising more than AED370,000 to build three schools in Senegal, Africa, all the money raised from the exhibition totalling AED9,000 will be donated to Dubai Cares’ ‘Adopt a School’ initiative. The Barsha campus will attribute the funds for building and renovating schools in Nepal. 

The Year 4 aspiring artists explored the colour patterns by contemporary Canadian artists, such as Sandra Silberzweig to present observational drawings, creating still life representations of school life at the Al Barsha campus. Students from Year 5 depicted the artwork of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, revered for her self portraits and works inspired by nature, to create beautiful self portraits.

Year 6 students delved into the works of surrealist artist, René Magritte, bringing to life a surreal twist to artistic interpretations. Creative enthusiasts from Year 7 developed artworks referencing current pop-art styles and techniques, selecting images from pop-culture, creating digital collages of their modern-day inspirations.

Following the recent rebrand of the school from Foremarke School to Repton Al Barsha, approximately 300 attendees including parents and students, representing the Repton Al Barsha community experienced the ‘We Are Repton Al Barsha’ art exhibition, coming together as a community to celebrate student achievements and support in developing the education system in Nepal.