On Thursday 23rd March 2017, our Ringwood School Year 10 GCSE Ethics & Philosophy students visited Southampton’s Medina Mosque.

The purpose of the Mosque visit was for our students to acquire and develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of Islamic religions’ practices. Furthermore to connect the significance of those teachings, beliefs and practices, and their importance for individuals, communities and societies, referencing any relevant sources of wisdom and authority, including scripture and/or sacred texts where appropriate.

It provided a forum for our students to ask questions of the Imam and further develop their understanding in readiness for exams on Islamic religious’ practices. This visit also provided a visual experience of the Mosque and an opportunity for our students to observe the Islamic call to prayer.