There are many occasions during the school year when we come together to celebrate for one reason or another. As a school we are encouraged to promote the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.
During the season of Ramadan many of our pupils, students, parents and carers fasted during the day light hours. The fast was broken at around sunset (the Iftaar) and on Wednesday 22nd May, many members of staff joined in with the fast too.
To celebrate, we welcomed all parents, carers, students and pupils to return to school that evening at 9pm to break the fast together. This is an invitation to all, regardless of cultural background.
Refreshments were provided by the school catering team, but the vast majority of food was prepared and brought in by parents and pupils. Their kindness and generosity meant that the spread was extremely impressive.
We mentioned in the letter of invitation that we should all celebrate together. This was a gathering when Muslims, Christians and those of other faiths joined together, for what was a lovely evening. Thank you to everybody who came along for another successful Iftaar Celebration.