Pupils learn about breaking their fast during ‘Mini Iftar’
While many of their older family members will be fasting for Ramadan, Year 3 pupils took part in a mini fast and Iftar to learn more about fasting.
Iftar, or Fatoor, is the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset and at the time of the call to evening prayer. The daily fast during Ramadan begins immediately after the pre-dawn meal of Suhur and continues during the daylight hours, ending with sunset with the evening meal of iftar, the second meal of the day.
With their parents’ permission, children were given the choice to skip their morning snack and delay lunch. After experiencing that short period of abstinence, the pupils later all came together at 2pm to hold a celebration Iftar. They broke their mini fast with dates, water and fruit before tucking into a special tasty treat of pizza and chips.
Principal Rifat Batool said:
“Even though young children do not usually fast for Ramadan, we wanted to help give them an understanding of Ramadan and what their family members who are fasting are experiencing.
“The children then all came together in class and there was a real celebratory mood as they ate their iftar meal.”
PUPILS enjoyed a mini Iftar of pizza and chips at The Olive School, Bolton
Added By: commsadmin | Date Added: 22nd May 2019 | Posted In: Latest News