A group of our School Councillors received a fantastic invitation to join children from other schools to celebrate the 150th birthday of our town hall. The children formed part of a timeline stretching from 1868 and the present day. Each school then took turns to venture onto the stage in the town hall ballroom. Our children deserve great credit for their recital of a poem entitled Home-town Retford, highlighting moments in Retford’s history. A special town hall shaped birthday cake was cut by the mayor and then shared out and enjoyed by all.
As part of the topic work for phase 3/4 ‘Places of Worship’, the children and staff at Carr Hill enjoyed an educational visit to the Madina Masjid Mosque in Sheffield. Here we looked closely at the features within the inside of the Mosque, including the beautifully decorated Prayer Hall.
We also learned about how Muslim people prepare themselves for prayer and were fortunate enough to witness some of this in practice. We had lots of fun and learned a great deal.
We would like to say a special thanks to our tour leader Zahid for giving up his own time to help educate us on our trip.