As part of the newly piloted Innovative Learning Sessions (ILS) Programme, the Level-3 Foundations students from HCT-Ras Al Khaimah Women’s campus (RKW) visited the historic and picturesque Dhayah Fort.
Accompanied by their teachers, Dale Whitlock, Eva Jay, Martina Dorn, Shayma Al Awadi and Sean Quinn, 42 students climbed the steps leading up to imposing structure, which is a significant and historical local fortress, perched on the foothills of the Jebel Jais mountain in Sha’am, Ras Al Khaimah.
The field trip tied in with previous programme sessions’ theme of history, where the students watched authentic videos and read articles about the fort and other significant, historical and tourist attractions in the northern Emirate.
The majority of the students had visited the fort, and so seeing this historical building for themselves gave these sessions more authenticity and relevance. The second leg of the trip took the students to the nearby Sheikh Zayed Heritage Village, where they were met by a highly enthusiastic and entertaining retired general, Gen. Saeed Lehha AL Shehhi. He introduced the students to the library and the extensive collection of armory, jewelry and other objects of local historical relevance, housed in the buildings.
Later, the students tested their knowledge about RAK’s history, ecosystem and tourist sights. As the final outcome of the trip, the students created video reports of their excursion, combining information from their research with photos and videos they had taken on the outing.