Within the series of dialogues "Culture for All", the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi organized the latest virtual session entitled "We write our future", in which six students distinguished their writing skills among their counterparts, where they discussed their experiences and sources of inspiration in writing, through the "Abu Dhabi Culture" channel on the " The YouTube".
The dialogue session was chaired by the head of the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak, in conjunction with the International Skills Day for Youth, where he joined a group of the brightest school students from the first to eleventh grade, to discuss how they develop their writing skills, and achieve the highest levels in Arabic language competitions In "Aldar Academies" by writing distinguished stories, which will be published later, and made available in the Abu Dhabi Children's Library at the Cultural Complex.
The session started by introducing each of the participants to the session himself, Noura Jaber, a first-grade student who wrote a story called "A Walk With My Girlfriend"; Hamdan Al Mazroui, nine years old, with stories of "Rottqa", "Bunny of the Adventurous Bunny" and "Colorful Octopus"; And his 10-year-old father measured the stories of "the heroes of the planet" and "the girl and the beast"; Shamsa Al Qubaisi, 15, is the author of a story entitled "Between Earth and Stars"; Sheikha Al-Shibli, eleventh grade student and writer of a story entitled "The Only Survivor"; And Reem Saleh Al Qubaisi in the eleventh grade, writer of the stories "intentions" and "bad companionship".
The session touched on the inspirations of each of these young writers, which prompted them to write their stories, and how imagination plays a fundamental role in building their creativity, shaping their ideas and what they aspire to become in the future.
The session also examined the great role played by the existence of a creative outlet for these young writers during this unprecedented period of social isolation, which made it difficult for them to carry out their usual activities, reach their friends and support their teachers in the classroom.
At the end of the session, Al Mubarak announced a new initiative entitled “Art Competitions”, which is considered a series of competitions in the visual and performing arts, which target Abu Dhabi students of all ages, and will be held in cooperation with a number of cultural and educational institutions, including the Department of Education and Knowledge, Palace of the Fort, and Louvre Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Berkeley Abu Dhabi, the Cultural Foundation, and Aldar Academies.