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Dulce et Forte


Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Aristotle

Year 5 Visit The Central Mosque In Birmingham

The Croft’s own religious studies curriculum embraces a broad spectrum of beliefs. The teachings of other faiths are discussed. Year 6 have learnt about Buddhism, with a talk from a practising Buddhist; Year 4 are going to the Sikh Gurdwara Sahib, in Leamington, next week; and on Tuesday the Year 5 children went to the Central Mosque, in Birmingham, to enhance their knowledge of Islam. Form 5H pupils were asked by the Chair of Governors, Mrs Vanessa Aris, for some facts and information about their new understanding. Some of the answers included: face Mecca to pray, wash beforehand in the Wudu, and take off shoes when praying. The Qur’an is the name of the Islamic holy book with 6666 verses; and the Birmingham Central Mosque is the largest mosque in Europe. Thank you to Mrs Challis for making the trips so helpful in our understanding of these religions.