Prince Michael of Kent and Colin Callaghan, Principal of GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail, meet with students at the inauguration of the school on Tuesday. Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News

Dubai: GEMS Wellington schools marked their 10th anniversary with the inauguration of a new branch by Prince Michael of Kent.

Prince Michael inaugurated the GEMS Wellington Academy — Al Khail on Tuesday in the presence of students, parents and teachers of the school and Dino Varkey, Managing Director and Board Member, GEMS Education.

Following the tour of the school he also visited GEMS Wellington Academy in Silicon Oasis.

“I am delighted to be able to visit and inaugurate GEMS Wellington Academy — Al Khail. It is amazing to see that there are now four GEMS Wellington schools in the UAE and one in Qatar. Each student I have met today is happy and confident, which is a testament to the education they are receiving at these schools,” said Prince Michael.

GEMS Wellington Academy — Al Khail is home to 65 nationalities celebrating the diversity of cultures, backgrounds, abilities and skills of students.

Commenting on this milestone, Dino Varkey, managing director and board member, GEMS Education, said: “We are celebrating the development of GEMS Wellington schools as a leading provider of world-class British curriculum to international students. Over the years, these schools have become a trusted environment of excellence where students thrive and succeed. We are proud to say that almost 10,000 students attend GEMS Wellington schools, and our alumni from these schools have been accepted by leading universities and colleges in the world.”

Prince Michael also visited GEMS Wellington International School, where he planted a tree in celebration of the school’s 10th anniversary.