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Sohier Mobin, 11, tells us about her greatest achievements

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Congratulations! What was it like winning the award?
I won it for being good at studying and for behaving well. I was jumping and screaming, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah!’ because I was so happy. So was everyone at home. Fizza, my seven-year-old sister, said ‘I’m so proud of you,’ but Doa, who’s six and the baby of the family, was a bit jealous because I was getting lots of attention.

What’s so good about school?
I love it, especially English, because the teachers make lessons fun, but I don’t like having to get up at 5.30am to catch the bus! There’s a world out there waiting to be discovered and I want to discover it. When I grow up I’d really like to be a dentist. I’m fascinated with the tools and equipment, and if there are people out there with horrible teeth that need fixing, then I’d like to fix them. I’d also quite like to be an artist because I like drawing – when my sisters aren’t bothering me, that is. Sometimes they really annoy me, they take my stuff and won’t give it back until I play with them.

Are you a good big sister?
Most of the time, yes. We play tag or make up our own games, but sometimes they get on my nerves and I scold them. Then they scream, ‘You’re not nice!’ But I know I’m supposed to be a role model so I try to be patient.

What other hobbies do you have?
Swimming and reading, and I love playing cricket. I was the only girl in the school team and in my first game I got so tense I forgot how to throw the ball!

What are you looking forward to doing next term?

I’m looking forward to going to a new school, getting to know the teachers and trying to become the teacher’s pet!
The Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Award for Excellence was presented to 30 girls from the Gems network of schools across the Middle East.

By Karen Iley
Time Out Dubai,

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