On Thursday 4 June, 8M and 8C went on an educational trip to Regent’s Park Mosque. We took the bus and it was a really lovely hot day. As we were expected to cover our heads in the mosque when we arrived we all put our hijabs (headscarves) on and went into the courtyard of the mosque. Our guide came out and met us. Her name was Jayde. She started telling us about the history of the mosque and buildings.
The courtyard is often used for prayer on holy days as so many people come to prayer. The first room we went into was the prayer hall which was intricately designed. The ceiling was of geometric designs in a beautiful blue colour. We had to look at things in detail because we had a quiz to complete.
We then went downstairs to visit the gallery and Jayde told us about the background and history of Islam. We then walked around the room looking at the information and illustrations in the exhibition. Jayde then told us a little bit about her own experience of converting to Islam and we asked her lots of questions.
On leaving the mosque, we went next door to Regent’s Park to eat our picnic and some girls had a water fight! We then walked back to school through the park which was lovely and sunny. Overall it was a really fun day and we learnt a lot.
Thea and Ella