Oldham Academy North host community Iftar event

Date published: 17 April 2024

E-ACT The Oldham Academy North (TOAN) held its first community Iftar event recently.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observers fast for its duration and the Iftar is a fast-breaking event. 

The Oldham school rounded off the Spring term by holding an Iftar event for students, their families, and the local community. 

The meal is a core event in the school’s calendar and all sections of the community were in attendance.

Huge numbers of non-observing staff and students had also fasted to support their friends and nearly 500 people came along to the Iftar event. 

A group of older students even stayed behind after the party to help clear up!

TOAN is a very community-oriented school and the week after the Iftar they also hosted a coffee morning where they provided a free breakfast and allowed parents and carers to engage with their team, including Pastoral Staff, the School Nursing Team, the Community Engagement Team, and the Early Help Team - access to their school food bank was also available.

Jessica Giraud, Headteacher at E-ACT The Oldham Academy North, said: “It was brilliant to end the term on such a high with the amazing community Iftar event. 

"At TOAN we believe in fostering a sense of togetherness and understanding and it was lovely to see so many people come together to break their fast also.” 

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