Year 9s lead Islam workshops

Creative workshops led by Year 9 GCSE students helped introduce younger visitors to Islam.

St Norbert’s Catholic Primary was the second to visit this academic year to learn about the faith.

Five introductory workshops on Prayer, Art and Architecture, Hajj (pilgrimage), Calligraphy and Mosques were prepared and delivered by the Year 9s.

Humanities teachers Nusrat Choudhry and Karen Hepworth, the heads of Amethyst and Emerald houses respectively, organised the visit.

“Each activity was designed to be an active and imaginative way of learning about Islam with students having the opportunity to take resources away with them as well as ask any questions about the faith,” they said.

“We have worked with St Norbert’s school for the last five years and have created a wonderful relationship with the pupils and staff.

“Our students have also visited the school. They have prepared and taught ‘mini’ lessons around the major faiths as well as exploring and celebrating our diverse community with the pupils.”