Work Works Training Solutions are launching the Holiday Activity and Food Programme in Enfield this Easter at Venue: Enfield Grammar Lower School Parsonage Ln, Enfield EN1 3SS
They are super exited to give your children (families on benefit related Free School Meals) the opportunity to attend our HAF Programme through the Easter Holiday period.
The booking link is attached in the flyer – parents can either scan the QR code or click ‘BOOK NOW’.
The HAF Programme is always full of fun filled activities, offering sport and many enriching activities including Art, IT and Nutritional Education.
Ramadan is a very important time in the Islamic calendar, and Muslims all over the world will take part. This year Ramadan starts this evening (22nd March) and lasts until the evening of 21 April.
Our library has a display area (in the photo) featuring interesting information about Ramadan where the students can come to find out and understand more about this religious time in the Muslim calendar.
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast – they won’t eat or drink between dawn and sunset. Fasting is important during Ramadan as it allows Muslims to devote themselves to their faith and come closer to Allah, or God. Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which form the basis of how Muslims live their lives. The other pillars are faith, prayer, charity and making the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.
Ramadan is also a time for spiritual reflection, prayer, doing good deeds and spending time with family and friends. Normally, people will make a special effort to connect with their communities and reach out to people who need help.
It is common to have a meal (known as the suhoor) just before dawn and another (known as the iftar) directly after sunset. At the end of the fast – when the sun has gone down – usually, families and friends will get together for iftar to break their fast. (although during covid restrictions celebrations will have to be via zoom / within bubbles)
Many Muslims also usually go to the mosque to pray, when lockdown restrictions aren’t in place. Some mosques have been holding virtual services online for people to watch together.
Ramadan falls during this month because this is when the holy book that’s followed by Muslims, called the Qur’an, was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, but the date changes each year. This is because Islam uses the lunar calendar (based on the cycles of the Moon), so it isn’t a fixed date in the Western/solar calendar.
There is a special festival to mark the end of Ramadan when they will feast and celebrate! This is called Eid al-Fitr – the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast. It begins when the first sight of the new moon is seen in the sky. Muslims will not only celebrate the end of fasting, but will also thank Allah for the help and strength that they were given throughout the previous month.
Inclusion is a universal human right. The aim of inclusion is to embrace all people irrespective of disability, race, gender, medical or other need.
Signing the Inclusion Charter is a commitment to:
- Provide clear, visible and strong leadership for inclusion
- Ensure that everyone takes responsibility for including children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
- Understand that all behaviour happens for a reason
- Listen and respond to children and young people’s opinions and ideas when making any decision which impacts on their lives
- Celebrate difference and diversity
- Work with families, professionals and practitioners across our community to help all children and young people to thrive
- Ensure that everyone is comfortable to be open and honest about what support they need to help children and young people in their care
- Support children and young people to prepare for their adulthood from the early years and throughout their childhood and adolescence, so they can shape their future in the way they want.
This charter sets out a shared vision for inclusion and gives 8 principles by which schools, education settings and related services can achieve inclusive education for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
The Charter has been developed by children and young people, headteachers, teachers, parents and carers, council officers, health partners and voluntary sector organisations through a series of workshops, focus groups and discussions of best practice.
At the heart of this charter, is a culture where we embrace difference; where barriers are minimised or removed; and where the everyday lived experience, interests and needs of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are better understood.
Schools and settings who sign up to this Charter commit to both the principles and approach, ensuring more appropriate educational choice for pupils and enabling an environment that promotes peer support and embraces individual differences. This means more of our young people can be educated locally so they can contribute to, and be supported by, their local community.
Happy International Women’s Day 2023 to everyone!
We have information videos and workshops happening this week as well as an ongoing EDI initiative that includes gender equality.
After National Careers week, and ahead of Employability Day, we are holding our own event at the end of March. This year we will have some amazing high profile business people coming to speak to our boys, coordinated by the Reach Society.
The day will run from 10am through to 3pm and will be for those in Years 10 to 13.
There will be a variety of local businesses for our students to talk to, including Metro Bank, Santander, and Enfield Council, as well as the following special guests (we will bring you their full ‘bios’ leading up to the event);
- Ritchie A. C. Neil Senior Account Executive at Salesforce – one of our ‘Panel of Experts’
- Krystal Alliance a team working with committed organisations who really want to encourage, support and inspire greater equity in their workplace. They will be facilitating 2 themed workshops (Employability Skills, Young Role Models)
- Michael Fuller is a UK-based entertainment New York Attorney-at-Law and music business consultant
- Nathaniel Peat is a Multi-Award-Winning Entrepreneur, International Speaker (inc. TEDx), Business Coach, Engineer, Pilot, and man of many talents & achievements
The Reach Society services are tailored to be easy to understand by boys in their primary, secondary and tertiary stages of their personal development; and by young men in the process of entering adult life
At Reach Society we believe that Black boys and young Black men are born with unlimited potential. And that they, like all young people, need to be encouraged, motivated and inspired to discover their potential by taking the actions early that will lead to the formation of habits that are essential for the development of robust characters
Thank you so much to everyone who helped us raise funds for the Turkey/Syria earthquake relief. Your kindness and compassion have been truly inspiring.
The school has raised an incredible £2113.57 throughout the 2 non-uniform days and this has been banked with the Red Cross.