Ramadan Arrangements 2022
Kingsley Community School
Telephone: 0151 709 6727
Fax: 0151 708 5105
Head Teacher: Mrs A Whittaker
30th March 2022
Dear Parents/ Carers,
As we approach a special time of year for many of our families and pupils, we would like to let you know our arrangements for Ramadan.
We know that many of our pupils like to join in with many of the activities that they see their parents and older siblings doing. One such activity is taking part in the fast.
In the past we have allowed a small number of older pupils in school to fast during the school day. A very small number of year 6 pupils, who have reached puberty, have been supported to fast or part fast on certain days. This is due to quite carefully considered safety reasons and particularly as not drinking during the day can cause many problems with concentration, energy levels, and with being able to join in all of their learning..
We will be able to offer year 6 pupils our support to fast this year, should they want to. These pupils will need to bring in a letter, signed by their parent or carer which gives permission for them to fast during the school day. Y6 pupils who fast will only be able to do this on a day that they do not have a PE lesson. On these days children will NOT be able to fast.
Please talk to your child about this and let them know that for younger children it is very problematic for us to support fasting in school. I know that many pupils are able to feel that they are taking part, by part fasting, either during the evening or at weekends, under your supervision.
We are also planning to host our last inset day of the year to coincide with Eid if we can. This is likely to be around the May bank holiday weekend, but I will confirm as soon as I can! In addition we are planning an extra special Eid Party on the yard this year on the 6th May. I will send more details nearer the time.
We really appreciate your help in this matter.