“As-Salaam-Alaikum” from the Woodstar children
Our Woodstar School pupils had a great time on their trip to the Finchley Masjid yesterday (15 May), on the day before the start of Ramadan.
Our host, Jahed from the Discover Islam School Project educational charity, told us about Islam and how Muslim people pray, and showed us the mosque’s copy of the Q’uran.
The children enjoyed looking at some passages in Arabic and they all had a go at saying ‘As-Salaam-Alaikum’, the Arabic greeting.
We organised the trip as part of our Learning for Living curriculum to teach the children about different cultures. Over this year, as well as learning about Islam, the children have celebrated festivals such as Christmas, Easter, Chanukah and Purim.
The visit was also an opportunity to use their interaction skills, both on the bus there and back and at the mosque, asking questions, taking turns and listening quietly to Jahed.
One of the children said she had had “a very interesting time and that she had never been to a galaxy like that before” and another said she would like to have her birthday party at the mosque.
Many thanks to Jahed and we wish ‘Ramadan Mubarak’ to everyone at Discover Islam and the Masjid.
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