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☰ Year 5 Trip to Didsbury Mosque

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Year 5 Trip to Didsbury Mosque

Posted on November 17 2016

As part of their study of different religions, our Year 5 pupils went on a trip to the Didsbury Mosque. The children were given a fantastic opportunity to learn about the Islamic faith in one of the biggest mosques in the Manchester area. They have been studying about Islam in lessons and gained a real insight into the religion and workings of the Mosque during the day. All those at the Mosque were really impressed by the thoughtful questions and the quality of answers provided by our pupils. The children's behaviour was impeccable throughout the visit and they were all great ambassadors for Forest Park. This was a most enjoyable and rewarding trip for both staff and pupils alike. I am certain that the experience will be invaluable in enhancing the children's understanding of the Islamic faith and that they will be able to utilise this in their lessons.

Mrs Chebaro
R.E Coordinator 

“Last week, we went on an exciting RE trip to the Didsbury Mosque with our RE teacher Mrs Chebaro and Mrs Florin. The trip was to help us find out more about the religion of Islam, which is our topic for this term.

We started the visit by taking our shoes off, as it is disrespectful to enter a place of Islamic worship with your shoes on.

We then had a tour of the mosque.  We had a look at the main hall and saw some interesting things such as versions of the Quran in different languages.  We discovered that they have no furniture inside the Mosque because Muslims do their prayers on the floor using a special mat.

The Mosque has a domed ceiling so people can hear the Imam if he does not have a microphone. A lady talked about the Islamic religion and she was very keen for us to ask questions relating to her presentation.

We learnt how Muslims don’t put their holy book, the Quran, on the floor.  Instead they use a special stand to read it.  We were also told about the 'Five Pillars' of Islam and you get yourself ready to pray.  Muslims are meant to pray five times a day and are not allowed to miss any of their prayers without a valid reason.

Written by Zoe, Jenna and Chi-Yan

Click here to see some more photographs from their trip.

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