Interfaith Arsenal

On Friday 1st November some of the Hasmonean students went to an Arsenal in the Community Interfaith Day. Nicola Green from PAJEs remarked that the girls were, without exception, friendly, polite, interested and attentive. It was a pleasure to see them engage with girls from Islamia School. One of the students has written about her day below.

Teams of a different sort met at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium last Friday. Twelve of our Year 11 and Year 12 girls took part in an Arsenal in the Community Interfaith Day in partnership with Islamia Girls’ School. Each group consisted of two girls from each school and they were given one of the six major religions in the UK to research. They then had to prepare a presentation based on each respective religion’s main festival, whilst linking Judaism and Islam to other dominant national religions and their practices. This was all in preparation for Monday 11th November when each group will give over their presentation to local Jewish and Muslim primary school children.

Each group thoroughly enjoyed working together regardless of religion or age, and look forward to sharing their presentations next week.

By Ariella
Year 12