1/28/2018 8:41:42 AM
A welcome break from the regular grind of studies, the annual Grand Extra Curricular Activities events brings students from Gulf College together for a little friendly competition. This year the College held seven events over December 12-13, sponsored by the Faculty of Foundation Studies (FFS) and hosted by all three faculties and the Centre for Learning Resources. All events were centred on the theme: “English: moving beyond the classroom and toward globalisation”. FFS brought students from all levels together for a speed typing contest as well as an essay writing contest to encourage students to hone their technology and English skills. The Faculty of Business Management Studies (FBMS) hosted the My Omani Sweets Competition, in which contestants made traditional Omani sweets and packaged it attractively. This activity intends to help students improve their business and marketing acumen. FBMS also put on a poster making contest where participants were encouraged to engage with the events’ theme of “globalisation,” again encouraging them to use their artistic skills to create attractive marketing. The Faculty of Computing Sciences (FCS) tested the technology prowess of GC’s tech-savvy students an Electronics Quiz Bee. They also held a number of mini-events challenging participants to interact with multimedia. Lastly, the Centre for Learning Resources (CLR) hosted a book-finding competition where students gathered in the Library to compete at finding and using Library resources—a vital skill for any academic’s career.
Students from all levels of the student body attended the events along with staff from the various faculties. After judging for the events was completed, the Extra Curricular Activities ended with a Culmination Programme on December 18, where students and staff joined the Heads of the Faculties to receive prizes and certificates. All winners—some of whom included students from Gulf College’s Special Needs programme received medals and a lovely khunjar-shaped USB drive with the College logo on it. All students were also awareded a participation certificate from their Head of Faculty to commemorate the event, while their teachers and staff mentors looked on. It leaves us excited for next year’s events, and proud of our students for what they have already accomplished.
GC students in the FFS Essay Writing contest
Some of the creative and artistic entries from the FBMs Poster Making contest
Ms. Hanaa poses with some of the Special Needs participants in Poster Making
Students gather in the CLR for Book Finding
Students receive their awards at the Culmination Programme