Arabic Reading Challenge

The Arabic Department is pleased to announce that BISC has been invited to participate in the Reading Challenge competition, founded and supported by Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashed Al Maktoom. The Challenge requires students to read 50 books, and write summaries of these in Challenge passports. There are 5 colour coded passports and we will receive the passport shortly from the organisation in UAE.

Books must be written in Arabic or translated into Arabic. Electronic books are accepted as well. Books should be on different topics, suitable for participant’s age group. Different genres of writing are recommended (for example, fiction and non-fiction, science, medicine, poetry, and short stories). We would like to invite students from Y4 to Y12 to enrol in this exciting Challenge and take active part.

Recommended number of pages per book is as following: 1. Y4-Y6-20-30pages
2. Y7-Y9-30-50pages
3. Y10-Y12 - 50-100 pages

The challenge starts from October 2016 - March 2017.

BISC will hold internal competitions and review of Challenge Passports and finally select 3 overall winners who will represent the School in the UAE Reading Challenge event, held in March 2017.

For a student to be nominated to take part in UAE next march, he/she should read 50 books, complete their Passports, pass the first 2 rounds of the competition held internally at BISC. There are certificates and prizes in every stage.

If your son or daughter would like to take part in this Challenge, please inform his/her Arabic teacher by sending an email by Thursday 20th of October 12:00 PM.

If you have any inquiries please contact Mrs. Riman Nimer, Head of the Arabic Department –

More information about the challenge can be found in the following link: