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Ramadan Ice-Off

Ramadan Ice-Off

Alhamdulillah, we had the Ice-Off yesterday and it was fantabulous to see all the creativity emerging from the children!

4-6 year olds (and siblings!) decorated moon and gingerbread biscuits, then decorated the baskets to put them in as well. They then had a chance to play some games and read some books from the library…

During that time, the 7-11 year olds gather upstairs for their event with their cakes. Our awesome baking expert volunteer for the day showed them some icing techniques and then let them loose! They used fondant, buttercream, coloured icing pens, and toppings… and created some Ramadan masterpieces!

While they joined the rest downstairs for Story Time (where we read Ramadan themed books, of course!), their cakes were judged and two children each from the 7-8 year old category and 9-11 year old category were chosen – although this was a VERY tough decision.

We finished off with ziyarat and Dua Faraj – and the kids went home on a high (some of that was sugar induced, i must admit!)

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Inter-faith Dessert Bake Off

Inter-faith Dessert Bake Off

The kids just took part in an inter-faith bake-off organised by three communities from different faiths… What a fabulous event! It wasn’t just for children – in fact the under twelves was just one category out of five!

Am sharing here because it was so good to see members of different faiths coming together to have fun, sit down and drink tea and eat together (Cake! Lots of it!). Wouldn’t it be great if such an event could be held in lots of other parts of the world too? It is so great for families to take part in together, and very much needed, especially in the current climate…

A big thanks to SICM (Mahfil Ali) for organising!