Visit to Ghausia Mosque
The children in Year 2 and Year 6 enjoyed their visit to Ghausia Mosque in Burnley to consolidate their learning about Islam. The children had an informative and interesting morning! They were able to look around the mosque and ask questions. Mr Anwar (visit host) spoke to the children about the minaret and the importance of prayer to Muslims. He also shared lots of interesting stories about Isa and Musa explaining the many similarities between Christianity and Islam. They learnt that the mosque faces a certain direction so people can pray facing Mecca and the importance of the religious scriptures around the walls on the inside. The children were very sensible and respectful- they asked well thought out questions. They even learnt some of the Arabic alphabet and at the end took part in a quiz.