Celebrating Year 5’s Journey Through Ramadan

Celebrating Year 5’s Journey Through Ramadan by Miss Amita

In a world that grows more connected with each passing day, understanding and respecting diverse cultures and traditions is more important than ever. At Nadeen School, we strive to foster an environment of inclusivity and learning, where students not only explore the vastness of the world’s tapestry, but also learn the values that bring us together as a global community. Last week, our Year 5 students embarked on a special journey, delving into the significance of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Discovering Ramadan

Our exploration began with an insightful discussion on what Ramadan is and the profound importance it holds for millions around the world, including Bahrain – our host and home country for many. Students learned that Ramadan is not just a month of fasting from dawn until sunset but a period of deep spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship. It is a time to purify the soul, improve the faith and practise self-discipline and sacrifice.

Engaging Activities

To bring these concepts to life, our Year 5 students engaged in a variety of creative and reflective activities. They crafted beautiful lanterns, symbols of hope and the light that guides us through darkness, illuminating our understanding of this holy month. Making Ramadan cards allowed students to express their gratitude and well-wishes creatively, while fostering a sense of shared joy. Moreover, some of our Year 5 students created fact files about Ramadan, having a positive intention to share their knowledge and deepened their appreciation for the diversity of religious practices and the values that underpin them. Through these hands-on activities, students not only learned about Ramadan but also experienced the joy of creating something meaningful that reflects their understanding and respect for different cultures and traditions.



A Lesson in Gratitude

Perhaps the most significant moment of our exploration was when we discussed the attitudes and behaviours that should be pursued during Ramadan, with a particular focus on gratitude. In a world where we can often take what we have for granted, Ramadan teaches us to be grateful for our blessings and to remember those who are less fortunate. Our students took this lesson to heart, each writing down two things they are grateful for. These reflections were then combined into a whole-class wall display which students held up with pride.

A Collective Journey

This journey through Ramadan was more than just a learning experience; it was a collective journey that brought our Year 5 class closer together. It highlighted the importance of understanding, respect, and empathy. By exploring the traditions of Ramadan, our students gained a deeper appreciation for the diversity that enriches our world and the common values that unite us here at Nadeen School. It is through education and shared experiences that we can build a future marked by compassion, respect, and mutual understanding.