Skills Based Challenges

The All Star Summer Challenge recognizes and celebrates that learning continues outside the classroom through authentic life experiences and natural curiosity! Β 

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How it Works?

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Pick a challenge or challenges

This could be a challenge at The Study Room or an online challenge of your choice.

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Plan your learning journey

Meet your mentor and plan your learning journey.

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Track and reflect regularly

Participate in your challenge and track your participation with regular mentor meetings.

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Enjoy expert lessons

Enjoy live lessons and Webinars by expert mentors.

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Present your journey

Present your learning journey, reflect on the process and receive feedback from your mentor.

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Celebrate your learning

Celebrate your learning in our Hall of Fame and choose a new challenge!

Summer Camp

Summer Camp includes a variety of categories, challenges and skills. Plan your camp using the schedule below. Then scroll down to the challenges and look for the those labelled "On-site". Sign up for the on-site challenges.

Categories

Click on the images below to filter the challenges related to their specific categories.

Challenges

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Community and Service
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Endangered Animals

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July 5, 2020

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July 16, 2020

Learning about endangered animals is a really great way for children to learn empathy and show concern for the world around them. Children innately have a desire to care for animals. This challenge helps to instill an even greater love and respect for animals! From the Siberian Tiger to the Florida Panther, Mountain Gorilla to the California Condor and the Giant Ibis, children will learn how these animals become endangered and what humans should do to ensure the protection of our animals.

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Communication
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Information Literacy
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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The Overnight Success Myth

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July 12, 2020

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July 23, 2020

Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey...These are names you may know as successful entrepreneurs. But this didn't happen overnight: what makes them successful? What skills, traits and habits got them to where they are now? For this challenge, you will get to take a deep dive into world changing personalities that interest and inspire you to find out about common traits between them. You will connect some of those traits to traits you currently have. There are world changing traits in us all... we just need to find them.

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Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
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Initiative
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Community and Service
Online

Home Management

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July 12, 2020

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July 23, 2020

How helpful are you around the home? This challenge studies your home community and your role and responsibilities within that community. You will learn how to perform jobs around the house, and how this collaboration affects others at home. You will learn about and demonstrate responsibility for helping at home by completing chores, and monitoring your progress on a checklist.

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Collaboration
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Flexibility
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Leadership
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Health and Wellness
Online

My Healthy Lunchbox

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July 12, 2020

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July 23, 2020

You are what you eat! In this challenge, you will learn the importance of maintaining a healthy diet. You will be exposed to topics such as healthy foods, sustainable diets, seasonal and local produce, health risks posed by processed foods and sugars, and healthy alternatives. Using your new knowledge and skills, you will create a healthy lunch to go in a lunchbox or on a plate. Don't forget that great food needs great presentation - you will decide how to present your lunch from drawings to models or making the real thing!

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Technology, Science and Engineering
On-site

On-site Space Spectacular

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July 12, 2020

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July 16, 2020

9:00 - 12:00 Sunday - Thursday. If you enjoyed or were interested in Science Spectacular last week, then this challenge is for you! We had so much fun last week experimenting and investigating, that we decided to add another Science, Technology and Engineering challenge right away!

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Creativity & Innovation
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Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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Shark Tank

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July 19, 2020

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July 23, 2020

The world needs products and services that make our lives better... we just need your ideas to make them happen! In this challenge, you will create a business plan for a product or service that will be presented to a panel of "investors". Do you have what it takes to turn your hard work into millions of AED?

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Creativity & Innovation
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Technology, Science and Engineering
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Fantastic Flight

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July 19, 2020

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July 30, 2020

How do things fly? What is Aerodynamics? Enjoy scientific experimentation related to the concepts of flight. Create and test a range of flight resources including parachutes, rockets, paper planes, choppers, flying foxes, slingshots, hot air balloons and delta darts. Activities could include but are not limited to frisbee, vortex, rocket and ball activities, kite making and flying, peg plane design and construction, and paper plane making.

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Initiative
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Community and Service
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On-site Johnny Appleseed

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July 19, 2020

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July 23, 2020

How can we best serve our community? Why is it important? This challenge is designed to help you understand being a good citizen and getting involved in your community. You will design, carry out, and evaluate a project that addresses a need in a your community.

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Collaboration
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Information Literacy
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Expressive Literacy
Online

Paint a Picture with Words

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July 19, 2020

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July 30, 2020

Using words instead of paint and a brush, your writing will come alive in bursts of color and texture as you learn to create a picture in the reader’s mind. From sonnets to epics to haikus and villanelles, you will learn about literature's most enduring types of poems. It will be down to you to decide on the message you want to convey, and the form of poetry which appeals most to you. You will be given the choice to use a writing prompt to make your ideas come to life by composing a poem using your newly acquired poetry writing techniques.

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Sustainability
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Sustainable Sculpture

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July 19, 2020

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July 30, 2020

Not only are repurposed materials practical, they are also becoming more of a trend in the art scene. In this challenge, the child will review materials around their home then make a plan to design and create a sculpture made from recyclable materials. Part of this challenge is to work within the limitations of what is accessible to the child. Challenge accepted!

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Creativity & Innovation
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Flexibility
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Technology, Science and Engineering
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Competent Crew

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July 26, 2020

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August 6, 2020

Anchors aweigh- your perfect introduction to sailing. In this challenge, you'll learn about the different sailing knots, their function and purpose. You'll learn to tie your own knots and then share your learning with others.

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Communication
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Information Literacy
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Health and Wellness
Online

Learning with Yoga

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July 26, 2020

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August 6, 2020

Are you equally passionate about the health of your body AND mind? This challenge aims to encourage a happy, healthy lifestyle by improving self-esteem, kindness, empathy and confidence. Not to mention the added benefits of physical strength, mental clarity, improved fine motor skills, better sleep, academic success, and increased flexibility!

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Collaboration
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Information Literacy
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Expressive Literacy
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Cultivating Cultural Intelligence

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July 26, 2020

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August 2, 2020

Culture matters. We all have a culture. This challenge helps you to build personal awareness of your own identity and culture. You will be encouraged to think about your culture and the cultures of others and why these are important. This challenge is an in-depth look at some various aspects of culture. Finally, you'll explore and share either your own culture, or someone else's, digitally or in a printed scrapbook.

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Communication
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Flexibility
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Sustainability
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On-site Healthy Garden

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July 26, 2020

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July 30, 2020

The air we breathe! Many people spend thousands of AED on air filters and appliances to keep the air clean and clear, yet there are many indoor and outdoor plants that can promote healthy air quality. By choosing this challenge, you will learn about how to identify, plant and care for plants that are perfect for a healthy home.

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Initiative
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Productivity
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Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
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Sustainability
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Nature Hunt

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July 26, 2020

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August 6, 2020

It's time to go exploring. In this challenge you'll visit your local beaches and/or parks. If it's at the beach, you'll be hunting for various seashells/marine life that have washed ashore. If you're at the park, what bugs and plants can you find? By studying and learning about whatever life you find, this challenge will help you learn what you need to do in order to support and nurture the natural world around you. At the end, share what you learned in order to get others to also support the natural world around them.

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Communication
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Collaboration
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Information Literacy
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Technology, Science and Engineering
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On-site Roller Coaster

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August 2, 2020

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August 6, 2020

Do you have what it takes to build the next dare-devil roller coaster? In this engineering challenge you'll need to construct a mini roller coaster to deliver a ball-bearing from table height to the floor in the longest time possible. You'll need to include a series of obstacles (loops, slides and a change in direction).

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Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
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Health and Wellness
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On-site Personal Trainer

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August 9, 2020

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August 13, 2020

Could you be the next Joe Wicks? In this challenge you will learn how to use fitness to build lifelong physical health. This skills-based health education challenge includes lessons designed to teach: Physical Health, The Value of Fitness, Components of Fitness and FITT Principle, Goal Writing, Designing Workouts and Creating a Personal Fitness Program.

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Communication
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Expressive Literacy
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On-site Skits with Aesop's Fables

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August 9, 2020

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August 13, 2020

Are you familiar with what a skit entails? Have you seen one performed? Have you written one in the past? Aesop’s fables are the perfect stories to learn about plot and theme. In this challenge, children will have an introduction to Aesop's life and fables. Children will learn to identify the plot and theme and then develop their own. Children will explore Skits as a form of expressive literacy and begin their own skit writing, using character and setting planners. Children love the culminating skit project as it breathes life and excitement into this challenge.

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Creativity & Innovation
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Communication
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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On-site TV Commercial

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August 16, 2020

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August 20, 2020

Marketing is one of the biggest industries in the world. The skills needed to be successful in marketing are rarely taught in schools, yet in this challenge, you will be guided through a process of developing a marketing campaign for a fake product. Use your creative skills and empathy for the people in the community who would buy your product and present it to the owners and businesses people making it. Firstly, can you make people in the community care about this product? talk about it? Create a "buzz" around this product? Secondly, can you make people in the community open their wallet and purchase this product? Challenge accepted!

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Media Literacy
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Sustainability
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On-site Ethical Fashion Show

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August 23, 2020

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August 27, 2020

Did you know that the fashion/clothing industry is one of the highest polluting industries? By choosing this challenge, you will learn about sustainable practices in the fashion industry, design and create a item of clothing from recycled materials.

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Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
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Creativity & Innovation
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Flexibility
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🎊 Hall of Fame 🎊

Look who's first on our Hall of Fame!! Participants receive a STAR for every 4 challenges enrolled. Click on the challenge, "Learn More" tab, above to find all our All Star participants, their stars and presentations!

FAQs

Are the mentor meetings online or in-person?

Challenges have been designed to suit those looking for online lessons as well as those looking for an in-person camp. Each challenge photograph defines if the challenge is online or on-site. Our on-site mentor meetings make up our Summer Camp at The Study Room.

What are the age groups for each challenge?

All Star Challenges best suit children from age 5 - 13. Some challenges are better suited towards older students while others are better suited towards our younger learners. It's for you and your child to decide and our mentors will differentiate the lessons accordingly.

How much do challenges cost?

A full week of on-site camp at The Study Room costs 689 Dhs for 15 hours! On-site camp is each week from 9:00 - 12:00 Sunday - Thursday. Short-term challenges cost 299 Dhs, last 1 - 2 weeks and involves 6 hours with a mentor. We are currently offering camp and short term challenges.
Medium-term challenges cost 384 Dhs, last 3 - 4 weeks and involves 8 hours with a mentor. Long-term challenges cost 449 Dhs, last 5 - 6 weeks and involves 10 hours with a mentor.

Can I sign up for more than one challenge at a time?

Yes, most definitely. The mentor times for each challenge have been scheduled in a way to enable children to sign up for a few challenges at a time. Children can participate in a variety of short, medium and long term challenges as well as challenges relating to different categories, all at the same time.

I want to do camp at The Study Room. How does this work?

The All Star Camp incorporates a variety of categories, challenges and 21st Century Skills development. Plan your Summer camp using the schedule provided. Next, scroll down to the Challenges and look for the challenges included on the schedule and labelled On-site. These are the challenges that make up the Summer Camp.

What are the timings of the lessons?

If you choose on-site challenges, the timing are Sunday - Thursday from 9:00 - 12:00. If you choose online mentor meetings, the timings for each challenge differ and can be found in the challenge description.