Year 10 GCSE RS students recently had the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of the St Philip's Interfaith Centre in Leicester. They were given an extremely informative guided tour of the Leicester Central Mosque by the very knowledgeable Parvez, before taking part in a thorough and wide-ranging Q&A session with faith representatives Sumaiya and Riaz. Issues under discussion ranged from the wearing of hijab to the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, and included just about everything inbetween! The students were attentive listeners and careful observers: the visit will undoubtedly enhance their understanding of the faith and of the GCSE course.
We are delighted that four of our Y9 students have been awarded the regional winners prize for their group entry into the 'Step into the NHS' careers competition. Theo Jones, Yasmeen Soliman, Fearline Sebastian-Pillai and Jacob Townsend worked together to create a video on the importance of the role of psychiatry in the NHS. They received their awards from James McClean (a local director in the NHS) and Dr Walid Sorour (a consultant psychiatrist) who gave a fascinating presentation to Y9 and Y10 on the range of careers available in the NHS.
Well done to Y9, who raised £350 for Diabetes UK, their chosen charity this year, by selling raffle tickets for a week. The raffle was drawn by Mr Furness this morning and the winners are listed below. Thank you very much to everyone who has supported the fund-raiser by donating prizes and buying tickets.