Dubai – Learning to say hello in a new language, playing a new sport, or simply taking time out to breathe – students in Dubai will be spending the summer having new experiences as part of the #10WeekStreak challenge. Designed to promote wellbeing and the love of learning, #10WeekStreak challenges students to try or do something new each week over 10 weeks, post a photo or video of themselves doing each activity on Twitter or Instagram, and challenge five of their friends to do the same.

Students decide which activities to try depending on what they most enjoy. If they need extra help choosing, the KHDA website offers a list of suggestions based on the New Economics Foundation’s 5 Ways to Wellbeing – Give, Connect, Be Active, Take Notice and Keep Learning.

Dr Abdulla Al Karam, director general of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), said: “Summer holidays are a great opportunity for young people to explore what they like to do, as well as find new things they’re interested in.  During #10WeekStreak, the whole community will become a classroom. The challenge supports the idea that learning is for life, and will use the positive power of social media to enable students to share their experiences with each other.”

All students from Dubai can take part in #10WeekStreak, regardless of their age or where they are during the summer.  To help students organise their activities for #10WeekStreak, a printable planner is also available. #10WeekStreak will run from Sunday July 2 to Thursday September 7. Students who take part for 10 consecutive weeks will be eligible to win a prize at the beginning of the next academic year.

More information can be found at www.khda.gov.ae.