Sohar Aluminium (SA) hosted Al Batinah International School's (ABIS) annual Sports Day on Wednesday, February 3rd on its internal football ground.  There was an excellent turn-out, with more than 150 students between Kindergarten to Grade 12, teachers and parents attending the event. Races ranged from short sprints to long distance and relays. Teachers and parents also participated in a race around the track.



This annual event that has been hosted by SA for several years, aims at promoting healthy lifestyle and the importance of physical exercise among students at a young age. Part of the school's mission is to challenge students to reach their full potential and to fully involve themselves.  This goal was reached, as most students committed themselves to do their best to win the games. The audience enjoyed the numerous close and entertaining races, encouraging the young athletes with cheers of support. The students were divided to different houses, which are named after Arabian animals such as falcons, foxes, dolphins, and leopards.



Al Batinah International School (ABIS) was set up in 2008 by Sohar Aluminium to meet the growing demand for a quality international education primarily for expatriate students in the Al Batinah Region. The school is authorized by the Omani Ministry of Education, the International Baccalaureate Organization for the Primary Years Programmed (IB PYP), as well as the highly regarded IB Diploma (IB DP), and is also accredited by Cambridge University to offer the IGCSE program and examinations. ABIS is also a member of the Council of International Schools, which ensures that the school meets a high quality standard.



Sohar Aluminium was formed in September 2004 to undertake a landmark Greenfield aluminium smelter project in the Sultanate of Oman. It is jointly owned by Oman Oil Company, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC - TAQA and Rio Tinto.