Why does Whiteplains British School continue to grow against all odds? Why do the numbers keep rising?
Looking through the streets of Abuja the capital city of Nigeria, one would notice a new development taking shape.
A major breakthrough in sports is set to hit the Nigerian educational system as our world-class school in Abuja teams up with former Super Eagles legendary striker and coach Samson Siasia and Spanish football champions FC. Barcelona, to launch an all round sports academy.
Whiteplains British School recently made headlines at its 10th year anniversary celebrations with its decision to make top quality education affordable for Africa’s working class by reviewing its fees in order to give both international and local students equal opportunities of getting a world-class education in a highly purpose driven and sophisticated educational atmosphere.
The football Academy is therefore yet another passionate attempt by the school’s management in building a global educational environment: this time in the area of sports.
The academy would develop children from as young as 4years to as old as 18years to be sports champions who will go on to compete and even win medals at both youth Olympics and the world Olympics.
Samson Siasia being a former Striker and international sports icon, as well as Barcelona which is known for having the best football academy in the world became the perfect blend to deliver this first of a kind feat. Professional footballers that would eventually make it to international teams would be birthed via this platform.
The Sports Academy is located in the school’s premises at Jabi Abuja. It is a state of the art facility with all the modern tools and equipment to run effectively as a sports facility built to Olympics standard with sports such as football, beach volleyball, volleyball, basketball, lawn tennis, table tennis, handball, badminton, athletics (field and track), swimming, recreational horse riding and so much more.
It may also be recalled that in the recent past, Whiteplains British School broke amazing records when its teenagers under “The Workshop” initiative developed modern and future technology building drones out of wooden rulers and electric motors, developed social media websites, android apps, online electronic selling systems to mention a few.
The WORKSHOP not relenting also followed those successes with first of its kind innovation by developing WBS iBook (that can be read at night, plays audio book version of itself and charges your device), WBS smart mirror (that takes pictures and does video blogging) and also pouches that come with hard-drive storage and inbuilt batteries to charge your phone.
Celebrities and dignitaries flood the school to experience the amazing things happening including the likes of Samson Siasia, Samsong, Charly Boy, Tee-Mac (flutist), Mayorkun, Mamuzee and many more who have partaken in the hugely successful leadership/aerobics club.
This is indeed news worth spreading.