As part of our ongoing work to broaden our pupil's experiences, on Monday 11th July, Mrs Webster visited The Avenue Primary School in Leicester and met with their Head teacher, Mrs Nicky Kandola. The school is situated in the heart of Leicester city centre and has children from many different parts of the world, with forty different languages being spoken and many of the world’s religions being represented within their school community.
In the next academic year, we look forward to working with Mrs Kandola and the children from the Avenue Primary School; providing further opportunities for all our children to learn more about the world in which they live-working on an array of exciting projects together; exploring cultural diversity.
To this end, on Thursday 14th July, our Year 5 children enjoyed a fabulous day of culture in Leicester. They arrived at St Phillips Church for a short introduction before heading over to a local Mosque, where they were able to learn about the organisation of prayers. The Imam showed the children the various rooms of the Mosque, decorations, stories behind the photos and the beautiful gold models of Mecca. The children were able to ask questions about the religion of Islam and the Mosque itself.
They then headed back to St Phillips Church where they designed their very own places of Worship. Through discussion, they compared Barrowby All Saints Church to that of St Phillips Church and discussed how we have used our own church, this academic year. St Phillips Church also provided the children with a short juice and biscuit break which was enjoyed by all.
This visit provided the children with the opportunity to learn, at first hand, more about Islam, a religion they have been learning about, in school, this year.