The National Archives Receives Students from Abu Dhabi and Sharjah’s Schools

The National Archives Receives Students from Abu Dhabi and Sharjah’s Schools

The National Archives Receives Students from Abu Dhabi and Sharjah’s Schools


The National Archives received students from Abu Dhabi and Sharjah’s schools in the context of its national educational program “My Nation is My Identity, Loyalty and Belonging”. The program aimed at enhancing loyalty and belonging to the Nation and pride in one’s national identity among the students’ generation. The NA received more than 150 students from Fatima Al Zahraa, Glenelg, and Maryam Bint Omran schools, who visited during five trips last week.
The program included the students visiting Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Auditorium. They became acquainted with its rare books, written documents, maps and historical photos that document the remarkable historical period of the Union foundation, in addition to the efforts of the founding leaders and their great struggle for building their nation and its prosperity. The students watched a 3-D documentary film highlighting areas of the UAE’s past and bright present in Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Virtual Reality Theatre. They learned about the importance of records and documentation in recording the Nation’s history.
The students attended a lecture entitled “Identity, Loyalty, and Belonging: Senior National Values”, which focused on the historical facts that enhance the collective identity and national consolidation. The lecture supported such concepts by documents, photos, and testimonies derived from the biography and sayings of the great men who established the Union and maintained the march of development and contribution.
In view of the role of the NA’s role in promoting the student’s national and historical education, and of the importance of strengthening the bond of the students and the Memory of the Nation through the events and activities conducted during the school visits, the school trips to the NA are made year round. The NA sends experts and lecturers from the Educational Programs Section to schools across the UAE. They provide students with lectures that aim at preparing future leaders, developing their personalities, enriching their knowledge, and strengthening their relationship with the Memory of the Nation, which the NA preserves for future generations.