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Melland Students Help Plan Whole School Eid Celebration
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13th May 2022

Mrs Jan-Ahmed and Muslim students at Melland like many others observed fasting in the month of Ramadan. The students demonstrated determination and resilience by not eating or drinking during the day and this was a big challenge, but they achieved it successfully. In order to celebrate this achievement, the students spent lunchtimes planning a whole school Eid celebration. 

We had a mendhi/henna workshop replicating the traditional Chaand Raat where henna is applied the day before Eid. Positive shout outs go to Sue Cunnigham, Mandy Schofield, and 6th form student Chloe for decorating staff and student’s hands with lovely henna patterns.

The Eid competition was to design a crescent moon using a range of media. There were many creative entries using collage, paint and colouring.  Lucky individual winners were Billy, Kais and Mohammed and the group winner was LG4 in 6th Form.

The whole school took part in the Eid celebration in the theatre where Nimra and Sahir spoke about what Ramadan means and how they celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr. Many students and staff wore traditional outfits representing Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Somalia and the Middle East. We had a fashion parade and students and staff had great fun listening and dancing to Eid songs.

To end it all we had class parties and enjoyed eating traditional South Asian snacks.

Many thanks to Mrs Jan-Ahmed and to all the staff and students involved in the organising such a joyous event.