The Oban Times - - DISTRICTS -

KIN­LOCHLEVEN school pupils en­joyed a visit to In­ver­ness Mosque last week.

Sec­ond year pupils from the high school and young­sters from Kin­lochleven Pri­mary School’s pri­mary four, five and six classes learned about Is­lam and how Mus­lims wor­ship.

Dur­ing the visit, the chil­dren had their names writ­ten in Ara­bic and got to try on head scarfs, which they were able to keep.

Head teach­ers Heather Thom­son and Re­becca Machin told The Oban Times the chil­dren are all study­ing Is­lam in their re­li­gious and moral ed­u­ca­tion (RME) classes.

Ms Machin said: ‘ We had a fab­u­lous trip. It was part of our RME cur­ricu­lum. We in­volved the pri­mary chil­dren as it seemed ap­pro­pri­ate given that we will be wel­com­ing refugees to the vil­lage.’

Ms Thom­son said: ‘We were given a very warm wel­come by the Imam. Our pupils asked some re­ally thought­ful ques­tions.

‘The at­mos­phere in the mosque was friendly, open and com­fort­able. The chil­dren learned a lot and had great fun. Thanks to In­ver­ness Masjid for their won­der­ful hos­pi­tal­ity.’

Lisa MacCorquo­dale of pri­mary four and Kin­lochleven Pri­mary School head teacher Heather Thom­son.

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