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Visits to Madani Boys & Madani Girls School

Posted: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:54

As a result of the Secondary School funding and in a bid to build relationships with the school and support them in breaking down the barriers to engagement and participation, I met with staff at school, Sumeya Bhaku to see what opportunities could be offered in their school. They had a visit / workshop with Khaled Siddique who is a Nasheed* artist that many of our young people connect with, and who attended Lancaster boys school in his early years. Khaled was the perfect role model to help us engage our young people.

On Friday 30th June, Khaled delivered Nasheed workshops and an inspirational talk to both schools. (*'Nasheed', are songs that praise Allah, and love for the prophets). Khaled also performed several Nasheed, and encouraged students to join him. In seconds the hall was filled with praise and enthusiasm, and one student reflected on how she felt "full of hope for the future" following the experience. Some staff at school who attended the workshops have set up a Nasheed club as a result, to enable these young people to continue their journey.

Gillian Ramshaw

Singing Leader (City/Area Leader)
Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service

Tags: music, Leicester, culture, Group, learning, Youth, Singing, Nasheed, Khaled Siddique, Madani