For the folk at Westbridge Academy, Battersea

Happy Ramadan!

Happy Ramadan to all our Westbridge families that are observing the muslim holy month.

Ramadan is the month of the year when muslims across the world fast from sunrise to sunset. They break their fast each evening with a meal called “iftar” and at the end of the month there is a special celebration called Eid-ul-Fitr.

If you’re looking for some Ramadan related activities to keep your Westbridgers entertained, here are a few to check out:

  • Ramadan paper chain decorations - this is a really simple craft to brighten up your homes. It’s a great way to recycle scraps of paper and other material you have lying around.

  • Henna hands - in many cultures it is common to decorate hands and feet with henna for celebrations and festivals. This is something that is done in many muslim homes for Eid (the celebration that comes after Ramadan). In this activity children can trace their own hands and then design their own special henna designs.

  • Moon sighting binoculars - Ramadan starts with the sighting of the crescent moon, so this craft is a fun way to teach children about this tradition.

  • Ramadan lantern - this easy tutorial turns an old mason jar into a really lovely Ramadan lantern.

  • Twinkl Ramadan and Eid resource pack - don’t forget to check out Twinkl for the great Ramadan pack that they have created.

I guess this Ramadan will seem very different with the mosques being closed and the lack of the usual communal iftars, but nonetheless I hope it is a very peaceful and joyous one for all.

Happy Ramadan!

Aiman