Alexandra Park children determined not to miss out on Eid celebrations

Date published: 23 May 2020

Despite being closed to the majority of children, key worker pupils at Alexandra Park School have been determined to celebrate Eid and share it with the community.

They have made a beautiful Eid mobile, representing remembers of the community through peace cranes.

For pupils at Alexandra Park, Eid is normally is a big celebration and a chance for everyone to get together and share a holy holiday, whether they are of the faith or not.

It is a happy time and one everyone is sorely missing at the moment. 

School headteacher Jennifer Seabright said: "Although Eid will be different during this time we hope that it brings fun, happiness and Allah’s endless blessings.

"A special Eid Mubarak to all our families.

"We know you all miss each other, and the staff (including me) miss the children very much too."

While the school has been closed to the majority of pupils, parents have still sent lovely messages to staff and pupils who are in attendance.

Samantha Nicholson-Hickling, PSHE Leader and Y5 teacher, said: "It's lovely to get such heartfelt messages from our families, especially when some of us have not been in school due to shielding.

"Our community is such a strong one, and this crisis has really proven that.

"When we're all back together, it will almost be as if we never left, although the bonds we've kept up through Twitter, text and phone calls will mean our community is stronger than ever.

"When it is safe to do so, we will be ready to have all our children back, not just those who are vulnerable or the child of a key worker."

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