National Archives' cartoon characters welcome students in Abu Dhabi schools

National Archives

National Archives' cartoon characters welcome students in Abu Dhabi schools


During the first week of the new academic year, the National Archives participated with its cartoon characters in welcoming the kindergarten and early education graders, to cheer them up and break down barriers between students and school.
NA efforts to welcome new young children in schools come in line with its role as a partner in national education, and its interest in getting generations acquainted with its role in preserving the memory of the nation and making it accessible. Cartoon characters, which spread fun and pleasure among children, are the link between NA and those beloved children.
During the first week of the new academic year 2018-2019, NA’s cartoon characters welcomed new students; Hamad, Hessa and the Grandfather figures, accompanied by educational specialists from the Educational Programs Section at NA. The cartoon characters created an atmosphere of fun and pleasure for those young children who are just joining school.
NA’s colorful and funny characters attracted children and helped them enjoy school, especially when they presented gifts to children.
The cartoon characters managed to indirectly convey to young children a meaningful message that they would spend useful and fun time at school. The characters were able to attract not only new young children, but also other students of various academic grades as well.
It is worth mentioning that NA has selected its cartoon characters, Hamad, Hessa and the Grandfather figures based on a precise study and surveys, in order to learn about children's preferences. NA strives to attract children through these characters with the aim of providing them with invaluable information about civics, since characters as such are more acceptable by children than any other direct means of communication and awareness.