23rd September 2019

The annual Inter-school Creative Writing Competition –INNORITE 2019, was hosted by Our Own English High School, Sharjah on 23rd September 2019. The UAE seeks to serve as a bridge between cultures and promote peaceful co-existence. To contribute to this National Agenda, the theme for Innorite 2019 was based on the lines of the Year of Tolerance.

Innorite provides scope for students to express their creativity, critical thinking and innovations through stories. It not only encourages imagination through words but also translates words into visuals with the use of technology.

To facilitate the event, a workshop was conducted on innovative creative writing by Mrs. Annemieka Woodbridge, Founder/ Managing Director, Young Author Academy, Dubai, followed by a training session on Creative Writing Apps. A story starter gave the students an ethical dilemma prompting them to create a story by addressing the elements of tolerance like peaceful co-existence, happiness,stability and prosperity. The students’ innovation in creativity was clearly visible in the brilliant way they transformed their storyboard into comics.

The judges were Mrs. Patricia Calvar, Manager, School Digital Eco System, GEMS Education and Mrs. Annemeieke Woodbridge. The competition was assessed based on the SMART goals achieved.

 The winner of INNORITE 2019 was Our Own English High School, Sharjah, Girls. However, being the host school, the first place was awarded to GEMS Our Own Indian School, Dubai. The second place went to GEMS Our Own English High School, Dubai, Girls.

1st Position- GEMS Our Own Indian School, Dubai.

Winners of Innorite 2019- Our Own English High School, Sharjah, Girls.