Event - Year 5 visit to Central Mosque

2 May 2018

During World Faith Week, Year 5 enjoyed learning about Islam. To find out more about the Islamic faith, we went on an educational visit to Birmingham Central Mosque. It was a very informative visit.

We learnt about the five pillars of Islam, which are duties Muslims must carry out, helping them to feel that they are members of the worldwide Muslim community.

On our tour of the Mosque, we identified its features and learnt that to show respect, Muslims must cover their heads, take off their shoes and carry out a washing ritual, called 'wudu' before praying.

Later, we then visited the Islamic Experience Centre. This is an interactive multi-media exhibition for schools on the faith, Islam. Different speakers talked to us about Islamic history, family life and Islamic attitude to Science and the environment. The children handled a range of artefacts, enjoyed trying on traditional Muslim clothing and even learnt how to write their names in Arabic!

The exhibition was professionally created and gave us an opportunity to see Islam in its true form, as well as being an opportunity to talk to devout Muslims about their faith. We look forward to learning more about Islam back at school.