A Dubai school invites parents to eat lunch with their children weekly during their school lunch break after the pandemic triggered isolated breaks for students.
26 July 2022, 12:00 AM
31 August 2022, 12:00 AM
Bloom World Academy will be the first in the UAE to invite parents into the school once a week to share lunchtime with their children.
The school had earlier announced a later start time of 9am.
The school, which will launch by the end of August, hopes the initiative will help to build even stronger relationships with its families and inspire positive change in the education industry after the setback posed by Covid-19.
Founding Principal John Bell said, "the school's ambition is to make lunchtime a focal point of the day is driven by the effects of the pandemic-induced home learning and the gap in social development this has caused.”
"It is no secret that the pandemic has driven children to experience an isolated lunch break. Children were forced to eat alone for more than two years – this is of course is going to have an impact on their development and social skills. We are a school that is all about community and connection, and that's what we hope to rebuild post-pandemic with our lunch break initiatives."