In recent years the QEGS community has come together during the period of Ramadan for a shared Iftar at school. The event celebrates the diverse community we live in and shows support to the pupils, students, families and staff who fast during the holy month of Ramadan. However, given the current lockdown, our physical event could not take place this year and so a ‘virtual’ event was held instead. Recipes were sent from pupils, students, families and staff and shared with our entire community, ahead of a full day of fasting on Friday 15th May.
Those not taking part in Ramadan were encouraged to spend the day without food and liquid, to support those who fasting for the whole month, and to later enjoy an Iftar at home using the recipes provided.
Photos and videos have been sent in documenting the day and have since been compiled into a video to celebrate the event, which can be viewed, here.
Author Sufiya Ahmed has also passed on this message, for all QEGS pupils, students, parents, carers and staff:
As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close, I would like to wish QEGS Muslim pupils and their families a very happy Eid ul Fitr.
I know Ramadan is a solitary experience this year compared to normal times when the month is full of community prayers, family, friends and sharing food.
In this unique time I hope books have kept you company as you observed your fasts. I hope your Eid celebrations are full of joy at home and I hope to meet QEGS pupils, students and staff again very soon.
We would like to thank those who sent in recipes and took part in the event last Friday, along with those who have sent us wonderful photos and videos from their day. We wish those celebrating, a happy remainder of Ramadan and ahead of this weekend, Eid Mubarak!