Eid Mubarak to all of our Muslim Students and their families celebrating. Enjoy the day!
It will be celebrated across the country with its main aim being to promote social cohesion and discover similarities rather than dwell upon differences. To participate, AGGS’ Islamic Society is hosting a week of activities on the last week of term to encourage both staff and pupils to ask and learn about Islam as well as clear up any misconceptions.
The timetable of activities is:
|Monday 27th||Calligraphy||Room 9|
|Tuesday 28th||Try On A Hijab||Room 9|
|Wednesday 29th||Muslim Food||Main Hall|
|Thursday 30th||Islamic Quiz||Room 9|
|Friday 31st||Mehndi||Main Hall|
Our aim is to create a comfortable environment where each person is welcome to ask questions, take part and enjoy themselves!
Please encourage everyone to get involved, spread the message and join in whenever you can!
On each lunchtime from Monday to Friday last week, a group of year 12s successfully organised a number of events for Islamic Awareness Week. Activities included Henna patterns, traditional Asian food, talks on Women in Islam and ‘Why I am a Muslim’, describing why one women converted from her Catholic faith to Islam, opportunities to try on traditional dress for Muslim women, a group prayer at the start of each session and, on the Wednesday, the playing of the Adhan, the Muslim Call to Prayer.
Girls from different faiths, and non-faiths, joined in with the activities and enjoyed the selection of events. We look forward to a similar awareness week next year, and would like more groups of students to organise awareness weeks for each of the major religions, and to see Mr Davenport if they would like to do this.