Message from Mr Clarke – 8 July

Dear parents and carers,

At Haslingden High School and Sixth Form, we are committed to recognising and valuing our diverse community. Throughout the year we are proud to celebrate and create awareness of the wide range of religious festivals and special days that take place and we believe that it is ‘Our Differences that Unite Us’. Our curriculum, assembly programme and charity work all contribute to developing a broader understanding of local, national and international events and celebrations.

On Saturday, Muslims from our school community and across the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha, a festival where special meals will be shared with loved ones. We hope that all our families who are observing this religious festival have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to hearing about those experiences next week in school.

Looking ahead to the new academic year, we have made changes to our assembly programme to ensure that all students have the opportunity to further develop their understanding of Ramadan and to recognise the significance of this period for our Muslim students. We are also hoping to adapt our menus during the week following Ramadan to offer the opportunity for students to sample and embrace traditional dishes that are a regular feature during Eid celebrations.

Eid Mubarak from the Haslingden High School and Sixth Form Community.

Russell Clarke, Headteacher