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FUTURE PILOT BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT

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Health

Weight Loss for Kids

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A Young Talent From Bahrain An interview with Maryam Humood Al Khalifa, a graduate of Ibn Khuldoon National School.

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IKNS Graduation Ceremony 2016

The Bahrain Bayan School Graduation Ceremony 2016

Al Hekma International School Graduation Ceremony 2016

On the 30th of May 2016, the students of 25th batch of Ibn Khuldoon National School attended the much-awaited graduation ceremony held at the Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain.

On 31st of May 2016, 69 students of 22nd batch celebrated the anticipated event of their graduation, held at the Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain.

On 2nd June 2016, 23, students of 21st batch celebrated the annual event held in the school building of Al Hekma International School.


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Weight Loss for Kids Get recommendations for every age for children’s weight loss.

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AMA Graduation Ceremony 2016

Modern Knowledge Schools Graduation Ceremony 2016

Hawar International School Graduation Ceremony 2016

On 4th of June 2016, 186 students of 8th batch of AMA International University Bahrain.

On 2nd of June 2016, 185 students of 14th batch of Modern Knowledge Schools celebrated the remarkable event of their graduation.

On the 31st of May 2016, the students of 5th regiment of Hawar International School, have come together to The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain


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Editor In Chief Reham A.Aziz Al Arrayedh Contributing Writers Princess Quimpo Photography Bahrain House of Photography Proof reader Edad Consultancy Published By Glow Effects W.L.L. Printed By Dar Akhbar Al Khaleej Printing & Publishing House W.L.L. For Advertising, editorials and other enquiries, please contact Reham at +973 39158688 or Email at reham@classroomsbh.com or info@classroomsbh.com Website: www.classroomsbh.com

FROM THE EDITOR Dear readers, Greeting to you !! We are excited about releasing the first issue of Classrooms Magazine!! We wish you a happy new academic year full of enthusiasm and passion! May it be a year full of amazing discoveries and new learning’s! If you are a talented, young entrepreneur, a young influencer, or a motivator, then Classrooms Magazine is your opportunity to kick off. Highlighting the unique and interesting stories of a young creative talents in the kingdom of Bahrain, Classrooms Magazine will cover the youth activities and events. Each issue is meant to inspire, educate, and advocate for causes we care about.

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Featured in the cover: Sh. Maryam Humood Al Khalifa

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IKNS Graduation Ceremony 2016 On the 30th of May 2016, the students of 25th batch of Ibn Khuldoon National School attended the much-awaited graduation ceremony held at the Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain, in the presence of Deputy Premier HH Sheikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, deputizing for His Royal Highness the Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, senior members of the Royal family, senior officials, students’ parents and other dignitaries. HH Sheikh Ali expressed HRH the Prime Minister’s deepest and most sincere congratulations to the graduates and their families, wishing them all success in their future endeavor.

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The Bahrain Bayan School Graduation Ceremony 2016 On 31st of May 2016, 69 students of 22nd batch celebrated the anticipated event of their graduation, held at the Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain, in the presence of the CEO of Kuwait Finance House Abdulhakeem Y. Al-Khayyat, VIPs, and members of the Board of Directors. Abdulhakeem Y. Al-Khayyat conveyed his gratitude to the pioneers of the edifice, as well as expressed his thanks and praise to the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Shaikha Mai Al-Otaibi for her efforts in developing the school and putting it at one of the highest ranks of schools and educational institutions.

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Al Hekma International School Graduation Ceremony 2016 On 2nd June 2016, 23, students of 21st batch celebrated the annual event held in the school building of Al Hekma International School in the presence of Chairman and Founder of the Al Hekma International School, members of the Advisory Board, Honorable Ahmed Salman Kamal Khan, Dr. Hanan Mawla, and guest speaker Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa, who congratulated the graduates for their achievements and wished them success.

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AMA Graduation Ceremony 2016 On 4th of June 2016, 186 students of 8th batch of AMA International University Bahrain celebrated their graduation in the presence of His Royal Highness the Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Minister of Education, Dr. Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the Kingdom of Bahrain, H.E. Alfonso Ver along with the President of the Philippines’ special envoy to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Omabil Ogelos. The ceremony was held at the Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain. Ms. Ogelos expressed her deepest thanks and appreciation to the Prime Minister and gave congratulatory remarks to the students and their parents.

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Modern Knowledge Schools Graduation Ceremony 2016 On 2nd of June 2016, in the presence of the Minister of Education, Dr. Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi, officials, dignitaries and their parents, 185 students of 14th batch of Modern Knowledge Schools celebrated the remarkable event of their graduation. The ceremony included speeches, paintings, and an exhibition presented by the students of the school.

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Hawar International School Graduation Ceremony 2016 On the 31st of May 2016, the students of 5th regiment of Hawar International School, with the presence of the Chairman of the Shura Council Ali bin Saleh Al Saleh, His Royal Highness the Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, VIPS, and a large number of invitees from the ambassadors of few countries, as well as the Ministry of Education have come together to The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain to celebrate the special occasion for both graduates and their parents. The ceremony started with speeches delivered by chosen students and school members, and ended with the presentation of certificates and shields, to honour the outstanding students of the school.

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I enjoy travelling, skiing, reading, photography, sketching, and keeping up with social media.

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A graduate of Ibn Khuldoon National School, 18 years old, Maryam Humood Al Khalifa will be doing a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts in University of the Arts London. Additionally, Maryam enjoys various activities including travelling, skiing, reading, photography, sketching, and keeping up with social media. When did you first discover your passion for art? Throughout my entire life, I have known that I wanted to pursue something creative. I sensed a passion for fine arts when our art teacher in the 8th grade instructed us to recreate Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night”, using acrylic paint. It was the first time I experimented with painting

a complex and comprehensive piece, which made me understand what it means to be an artist, as well as falling in love with the process of creating an art.

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What inspired you to become an artist? During our visit to Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles in 2014, I was surrounded by artworks by various artists, making me feel I was being introduced to a world that is much bigger than what I had anticipated. It was when I came to realize that art wasn’t just a hobby for me, but I wanted to become one of the artists whose artworks I have witnessed in the museum. Maryam skiing at age 6

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Is there an artist that you idolize? From what I have explored, there are several artists I admire. The one artist who I truly admire is Barnet Newman, an abstract expressionist from the United States in the 1960s. His work consists of minimalist, large-scale, abstract paintings that challenge you to engage with the work more deeply. His work inspires me to elevate my perspective beyond what most people see. CLASSROOMS BAHRAIN

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How does your family feel about your passion? My family didn’t expect me to pursue Fine Arts. They were happy when they found that my passion is self-driven, selfmotivated, and self-educated. They were glad to know that I had found the love for continuous learning. They trust that I would become a better artist, rather than pursuing a traditional career. What kind of art do you do? And what style of category is it leaning to? I have always excelled in photography with self-learning, while in school I have excelled in abstract conceptual art. In school, they encouraged me to explore different media to work from. My collection varies from high installations and abstract paintings, which I based from listening to sounds, and a number of paintings using spray paints. My art is leaning more on conceptual arts, but the challenge is to create a harmony

with my personal interest, which is photography, along with the concepts I will learn in the art school. What makes your art unique? What makes my art unique is the concept behind each of them, as well as the way they are presented. My work is also autobiographical, which I always tend to go beyond the normal way of documenting an idea, especially in sending the messages across the viewers. This is because I want the viewers not just to know what I’m saying when I make something out of my art, but also feel it too. What practices do you do for improving your talent? Creating an art is never-ending process. You can’t just practice by creating random sketches and paintings, although it is one of the important ways to practice your skills. It takes a lot of studying when it comes to improving your skills in making an art; whether it’s in sketching,

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Do you plan on learning other kind of arts? Most people’s preconceived notions about Fine Arts is that it’s about becoming a painter, rather, it involves a lot more including being knowledgeable on a plethora of art-making forms. Studying Fine Arts, teach you to become knowledgeable in making sculptures, installations, films, photography, and paintings. I have grown an interest in space and light oriented installations, as well as finding ways of merging different art forms to make a comprehensive mixed-media pieces.

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painting, or photographing. I find it essential to research on various artists and their artworks, as well as practice the different techniques before starting your piece. This, for me, differentiates the amateurs to the professionals. Making art is not just about pursuing whims and passions, but also a field of work that requires studying and practicing.

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Has your work ever been exhibited? My work has only been exhibited at my school’s Art IB show. My peers and I showcased our creations during the IB program, which most of us were full diploma student. In my own view, I would never re-exhibit my work, because they represented a transitory phase of my life. The brink of heading off to college needs a lot of growth in order to gain a level of professionalism before exhibiting in an institution. What piece of advice can you share with people who want to pursue this career? To anyone who would pursue Fine Arts, do it. Be brave enough to unapologetically pursue it, and don’t worry about your parents not approving your choice of career. Show them that you’re passionate about learning and educating yourself. Knowing that you have that passion is enough to make them proud. And also, learn that it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to improve your talents; it’s not as easy as you might think. Where do you plan on taking up college? I am planning to study at the University of the Arts London for

a four year course in Fine Arts. I expect to improve my technical skills and expand the ways that I can make an art, while interacting with international art community. I also hope to spend some time in San Francisco to continue my education, and challenge the norms about making a good art. What piece of advice can you partake to other artists? To other aspiring artists out there, never stop creating. Continue creating and educating yourself about the art world. Be brave enough to pursue your choice of career, without any consent from other people. And lastly, take your time. No one becomes an amazing artist overnight. Enjoy the process of learning the field because it’s the most enjoyable field to be in. Is there anything else that you want to share or talk about yourself? If anything I want to emphasis, is the importance of hard work during your high school years. Most schools encourage their students to take difficult classes and programs like the International Baccalaureate Program. A few months ago, I would probably say to run away from these programs, but now I

would like to encourage anyone to take these classes, especially in the subjects that they love. However, do not expect that these classes are your way to get into a prestigious universities abroad, but take them for the sake of educating and enriching yourself. Having this mindset in school, will motivate you to enjoy your time while you’re studying. Your time in staying in school is not a life time, so make it count.

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Help Your Dog Beat The Heat!

Tips from Mariam the pet expert

Taking care of your dog during summer and keeping them feeling fresh and healthy.

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How much quantity of water should my dog consume? Your dog will likely drink around 30-50ml per kg of body weight per day. However, there is often variation amongst individual dogs depending on the water content in their food and exercise.

You can also freeze their treats, and feed it to them early in the morning to start their day feeling fresh. (Check with your vet the kind of treats allowed to be consumed. You may also check if your dog has conditions, so you can treat them as early as needed.) An ice cool pad is a musthave this season (You can get them from our store or order them online.)

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Based on this rule, a 10kg dog will drink about 300-500ml per day. Tips to keeping your pet cool during summer • Keep water available for your pet at all times. • Make sure the water is cool and fresh, and keep it in the shade. • Take them out either early in the morning or in the evening. • Always monitor the breathing of your dog. If you find them having trouble breathing, make sure to place them in an air-conditioned area most of the day and during sleep time. • You can also make your puppy a small paddling pool, like the ones for children. Fill it with water and keep it away from the sun. You will find your dog jumping in and out of it. • Keep your dog well groomed to keep them cool and fresh.

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How do you identify a heatstroke, and how do you treat it? Signs that your dog is in distress due to heat include vomiting or drooling, fatigue, heavy panting or obvious difficulty breathing, diarrhea, or seizures.

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Check the dog’s rectal temperature every 10 minutes and continue the treatment until it falls below 39 degrees. If the dog’s temperature is below 40 degrees, moving the dog into a cooler environment may be helpful. If the dog’s temperature is higher than 40 degrees, spray the dog with water or immerse in cool (not cold) water. You can also apply cool packs to the groin area, and wipe its paws with cool water.

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Studying Abroad Could you please introduce yourself? And tell us about the program you are studying My name is Nasser Busubaia. I graduated from Bahrain Bayan School. I am currently studying aviation in Kavalla, Greece at Egnatia Aviation Academy. I like drawing, horse riding and playing football in my free time I have always had the passion of being a pilot since childhood. I have always been interested in watching airplanes fly. My parents used to take me to air shows and I enjoyed sitting in the pilot’s seat. The interest has grown with time. I started reading about the different kinds of airplanes, their engines and technical parts.

Why did you choose this program/field? There are many reasons that made me choose to study aviation. Being a pilot is like being a doctor, you have lots of responsibilities and people’s safety and well-being are in your hands. Being a pilot requires some characteristics and skills such as leadership, decisionmaking and management. Analytical and technical skills are most important during takeoff, while airborne and landing. At the end of the journey, you should land the aircraft safely and smoothly. In each trip there are things to learn, get to know different cultures and meet different people. Why did you choose to study abroad? Studying abroad is one of the most beneficial experiences for a student. By studying abroad, students have the opportunity to study in a foreign nation and take

in the allure and culture of a new land. One of the main reasons for studying abroad is the opportunity to experience different styles of education. Choosing to study the right major in the right college gives you exposure to the real environment and get to live your field. Another benefit is the opportunity to discover your personality while understanding a different culture. Being in a new place by yourself is not easy; it can be overwhelming at times. However, it tests your ability to adapt to diverse situations and to problem-solving. Studying abroad can really reveal your independent nature. In addition, being in a new country gives you the opportunity to see new landmarks and terrains, meet new people with different backgrounds and cultures.

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What strategies do you use in studying in a new environment? In order to bond with a new environment, I have respected the Greek culture and lifestyle. I did thorough research on Greece before moving to it.

What is the most challenging experience you have faced, and how did you overcome it? I have always dreamed of studying abroad, thinking it will be an easy transition. Yes, it is fun, but certainly not easy. There are lots of challenges I faced for which I personally was not prepared. I found myself as an outsider at the beginning, especially when I tried to understand people’s jokes or the way they express their thoughts or communicate. Overcoming a language barrier is not easy, but

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the willingness to learn a new language can make it easier with time. As time was passing by, I got to realize that the Greek language is not very far from the Arabic! Studying abroad is awesome when everything goes well. But when anything goes out of your hands, you can really feel on your own. The first few months were quite tough; the usual support of family and friends was thousands of miles away. But I tried to overcome this by making new friendship networks and communicate with my family by phone and on Skype.


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Studying Abroad What do you think is entailed in adjusting to another culture? Of course it takes time for a person to get used to a certain culture, especially if it is a foreign culture. However, I found myself bonding to its people and enjoying the amazing culture in no time, while experiencing different challenges every day. Is there something that strikes you the most in studying in another country? Yes, what struck me the most while studying abroad was that

I had to be independent in every single thing. Suddenly, I had to do my laundry, clean my apartment, cook, do grocery shopping, problem solving, etc. However, by being independent, you discover your capability of dealing with things. What part of their culture had an impact to you? The culture of Greece has evolved over thousands of years. Classical Greece with its state-of-the art is beautiful. The people are kind and friendly although I may

sometimes find it difficult to communicate with those who don’t speak English. What do you think the difference between studying in your country and studying abroad is? Studying abroad has really affected my personality as I discover new things about myself every day. Meeting new people and living in a different culture made me see the world in a different way; appreciating every minute I spend every day.

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Razan s ' Style picks Summer Essentials

Summer Holiday has officially started! It’s hot and humid. Each year our summer holiday requires something different for our wardrobes but let’s not forget how hot July and August can be. It’s the perfect time to get into style ready to face the sun. Here’s my hand picked 9 summer essentials add ups that is going to help you build your style by mixing and matching them with your current wardrobe. @razanalarayedh @ralarayedh info.ralarayedh@gmail.com

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SLIP DRESS - ’90s slip dress are back! dress them up with heels for a night out or layer it up with a wide t-shirt and add sandals for a casual look.

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What I’m wearing: Necklace: H&M Shirt: H&M Pants+belt: RazanAlArayedh Heels: ALDO

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POINTED-TOE FLATS - Invest in a pair of pointy-toe flat that is casual enough to sport on the weekends, but dressy enough to style with a party dress.


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SHIRTING STRIPES - It’s a great way to take your look to the next level without going over-the-top. Stock up your wardrobe with shirting stripes in all silhouettes.

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HEELED MULES - Chunky-heeled mule is a year-round favorite that will take you from formal to dressy.

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RAW-EDGED JEANS - The raw-hem denim is a true wardrobe essential for 2016 especially in a slim silhouette.

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EXPOSED SHOULDER TOP - Exposed shoulder top is trending this year with the deliberate cutouts, you can go casual to chic with it.

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CLASSIC WHITE KICKS - When it comes to casual wardrobe staples, it’s clear that the sneaker is here to stay. Pair them up with your casual dresses and you are good to go.

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