Year 6 pupils broaden religious horizons on Islamic Centre visit
24th November 2016

A group of Preparatory School pupils got to learn more about the religion of Islam on a recent visit.

Year 6 at Rydal Penrhos travelled to the Conwy Islamic Centre, situated in Llandudno Junction on Wednesday, November 24 as part of their Religious Studies curriculum.

They were greeted by Mohamed the Imam, whose role is to lead the local Muslim community in prayers, and he also visits Rydal Penrhos on a regular basis to conduct school chapel.

He began by telling the children about the five pillars of Islam; Belief, Prayer, Fasting, Charity and Pilgrimage, before demonstrating the ritual washing – wudu - which takes place before prayers.

Later on the whole year group went upstairs to the large prayer hall, where the Imam showed the different postures for the five daily prayers. 

Rev’d Nick Sissons, chaplain and RS co-ordinator at Rydal Penrhos, said: "It is so important for the children to see what other places of worship are like and to learn what it is that other religions believe.

“This is the seventh visit we have made to the mosque and we are particularly grateful to our friends in the local Muslim community for making us so welcome once again."

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