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BSK Festival of Achievement and Graduation 2018
April 19, 2018, 11:30 am

The British School of Kuwait celebrated forty years at the forefront of British education, when parents and dignitaries gathered in the magnificent splendour of the Futouh Ballroom at the Regency Hotel to laud the many wonderful achievements which the past academic year has brought. BSK was privileged to welcome Guest of Honour, HE Dr Khaled Al Fadhel, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Her Majesty’s Ambassador of the United Kingdom, Mr Michael Davenport, to this most glittering occasion in the school calendar. Both guests delivered highly engaging speeches which offered advice to the graduates as they moved from school to university and congratulated BSK on its Ruby anniversary.

The VIP guests officiated at the Year 11, 12 and 13 Graduation, presented the Council of International School’s Award (CIS) to Senior Prefect Rawan Abou Zahr and the much coveted Founder’s Medal of Honour to Head Girl Rodina Gad.

The prestigious Council of British International Schools (COBIS) Student Achievement Awards went to Deputy Head Girl Aitkaterini Konstantinidou for outstanding academic excellence and to Dylan Peacock and Matthew Nakouzi for service to the school. Ambassadors of Germany, United States of America, Palestine, Belgium, Netherlands, Serbia and Cuba presented an array of awards and language prizes.

BSK Principal, Mr Paul Shropshire, delivered his annual address, where he focussed on the developments relating to the partnership between Nord Anglia Education and BSK and gave an overview of the many academic and extra-curricular success of BSK students during the past year. In her address, BSK Founder Madame Vera Al Mutawa MBE reflected on the early days of The Sunshine School and thanked the students, parents and teachers for their combined efforts.

Guests were treated to a series of musical treats from the BSK Concert Orchestra including Edouard Lalo’s Symphone Espagnol while the ensemble group La Camerata, winners of the Young Musician of the Gulf competition in Bahrain, delighted with a specially composed piece Ballad and Dance by Bulgarian composer, Marek Dyakov, in celebration of the Ruby anniversary.

An Arabic dramatic sketch based on a court testimony delighted both young and old in the audience. Head students Rodina Gad and Yousef Mahmoud brought the evening to a close with a tribute on behalf of the student body and the Festival of Achievement and Graduation Ceremony 2018 came to a rousing finale with a salute to the parents and staff of Kuwait’s premier school, The British School of Kuwait.

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