Watch: Dubai school students sing the UAE national anthem every day

Children who attend Kings' School Nad Al Sheba have shared videos of their own renditions of 'Ishy Bilady'

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Teachers at a school in Dubai have got their students into the habit of singing the UAE national anthem every day while they are learning at home.

Children who attend Kings' School Nad Al Sheba, which closed its doors along with the rest of the country's educational facilities in early March amid the coronavirus crisis, have shared videos of themselves singing the Emirati anthem, Ishy Bilady.

The school has used the footage to create a touching tribute to the UAE, which Kings' Education has shared on its Instagram account.

"The UAE national anthem is sung with pride, energy and enthusiasm every day in school, and has also been a priority for the school since day one of online learning at home," says Kerry Dalton, principal of Kings' School Nad Al Sheba.

"In appreciation, gratitude and utmost respect for all that our national communities are doing to protect and keep our loved ones and families safe, we felt that the words of the national anthem encompass all that we are doing to work together."

Students from Foundation Stage and upwards, aged 3 to 11, were set the task of recording themselves singing the national anthem, as they usually do in school.

Kings' Education then used clips from more than 100 students to compile a video of gratitude to the community's unsung heroes, from healthcare workers to supermarket attendants and delivery drivers.

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We have been able to strengthen and unify our whole school community, regardless of the distance.

"In sharing the video with families in this way, we have been able to strengthen and unify our whole school community, regardless of the distance," Dalton says.

Schools across the UAE were asked to close from Sunday, March 8, as part of national disinfection programme, which is still ongoing, to help stem the spread of Covid-19. The Ministry of Education has announced that all educational facilities will remain closed until the end of this academic year.

Teachers in the UAE and across the world have been using distance learning platforms in order to continue with the school curriculums.

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