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Repton schools celebrate 15 years in the UAE with Repton Heritage Exhibition

The exhibition will travel across campuses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi 

Dubai, Feb 10, 2022: The Repton schools in the UAE are celebrating Repton School Dubai’s 15th anniversary with a Repton Heritage Exhibition.  The exhibition kicked off at the Nad Al Sheba campus on February 9, 2022. 

The exhibition will travel across campuses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the coming months, showcasing the heritage and foundation of Repton dating back to its inception in 1557 in the United Kingdom.

The bespoke heritage exhibition displays a dedicated wall to children’s author and Old Reptonian, Roald Dahl. This will include a first edition copy of the ‘Magic Finger’, a signed first edition of ‘The Twitts’, and an uncorrected proof copy of ‘Going Solo’. In addition, through the use of the latest technology of Augmented Reality, the famed author himself will make an enticing one-of-a-kind appearance, taking visitors on a captivating journey as he reads an excerpt from ‘The Twitts’. 

The interactive experience will also showcase special artefacts and memorabilia such as the original framed rubbing taken from the school’s founder, John Port and an original graffiti sanitorium board featuring carvings made by students to pass the time in the sick bay, dating back to the 1890s. Reptonians and history enthusiasts will have the opportunity to reminisce and learn about the Repton historical culture; from hand drawn family- tree charts linking John Port with Queen Elizabeth II, to priceless Repton ledgers and the original Priory Seal explaining the inception of Repton UK. 

Repton School Dubai, as part of its vision to explore, will begin developing plans to offer Arabic as an online language subject to Repton UK students from the 2022-2023 academic year. Repton students in the UK and the Middle East will benefit from a fluid exchange of values, culture and knowledge. Repton UK offers Latin as an online language course to all Reptonians in the UAE from Year 10 onwards, aligning with the collective vision to embrace and appreciate the cultural values of the world. 

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