The Philippine School Dubai Winners of the DCT High School Challenge

Photo in order from left to right is: Julienne Bianca D. Tribiana, Rusheille Via P. Accad, Gemma Notarte (Social Studies Teacher), Vian Sachiel S. Leonardo, Mary Francesca H. Grafil

DUBAI, UAE, 30 March 2021: Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), congratulates students from The Philippine School Dubai who took home first place in DCT’s first-ever High School Challenge.

The High School Challenge, a trivia-style competition inspired by the long-standing ‘University Challenge’ in the UK, took place virtually, with the finale taking place between The Philippine School and Sheffield Private School, focusing on the theme, “How well do you know Dubai?” In line with the theme, students were presented with ticket prizes to Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark and Ski Dubai.

DCT educates the next generation of tourism and hospitality leaders and entrepreneurs in one of the most visited cities in the world and offers full time courses in tourism, retail, business, events, hospitality and culinary arts.

About Dubai College of Tourism (DCT)

DCT runs the first-of-its-kind multi-disciplinary educational platform in the region. The College provides foundation, certificate and diploma courses in tourism, hospitality, retail, events and culinary arts through the TVET accreditation framework. DCT aims to be recognised as the premier vocational institution in the region with its courses bridging the gap between in-house training and a full bachelors degree, ensuring a steady stream of highly trained tourism professionals for the city. The college is also responsible for delivering fundamental programmes specifically designed for those working within the tourism industry, such as Dubai Way (for tourist-facing staff in Dubai) and Dubai Expert (an interactive online training tool for international travel agents). For more information, please visit