We were hugely blessed this week as many parent volunteers came into school to help our Early Years classes understand the cultural significance of Eid. The children enjoyed stories, singing songs, making delicious samosas and whipping up a storm of glitter as they created and decorated 3D lanterns. The lanterns are used to light the way as people sing in celebration for the holy month of Ramadan. The children were delighted to feast on a special cup cake to recognise Eid as well.
Two of our Year 4 pupils led an assembly on Eid for the rest of the school explaining how Muslims fast for 30 days during Ramadan whilst trying to be the best version of themselves. The key messages of kindness towards others, helping those less fortunate and being thankful for what we have, resonated so well. Their talk elicited many interesting questions from the room which they answered with clarity and understanding.
Next week we look forward to the children who celebrate Eid at home coming to school in their traditional outfits and we will all enjoy a culturally appropriate lunch from Chef Tom. Surely delicious curries will be served!Categories: Academics