It’s been a busy end of year for the students of Al-Huda Arabic School for Boys! Beginning with the the graduation of the final year students in May, we’ve been treated to a veritable onslaught of events since, including a football tournament, a huge Qur’an circle and the annual end-of-year trip to Thorpe Park! First of all we’d like to say how proud we are of our students who managed to make it through the entire school curriculum to pass their AS levels in May. Over the years Al-Huda has become accustomed to high degrees of excellence when it comes to academic performance in the Arabic language and we’re happy to say that this year’s graduates are no exception.
With the graduation ceremony out of the way it was time for this year’s end-of-year celebrations to take place. The trip to Thorpe Park was as lively as ever, with the students taking to the rides and stalls with unbridled enthusiasm. The football tournament, which was attended by the students of Year 2 from Al-Huda and the boys of Year 1 from Noor al-Huda Arabic School, was equally exciting. The boys were split up into smaller teams and spent the day competing against each other and showing off their pedal dexterity. In the end of the day it was a team from Year 1 that managed to win the trophy, but in reality all the students were winners since they’d spent the day making friends and thoroughly enjoying themselves.
Last, but certainly not least, is the Qur’an circle. This involved students from all of the classes at Al-Huda, as well as the teaching and administrative staff, and, as Qur’an circles go, it was truly massive. Taking place on Saturday the 11th of June, at the beginning of Ramadhan, it did not fail to enthral all those who witnessed it. The atmosphere of faith and solemnity was beyond inspiring and many of the younger students simply listened in awe as their older peers wowed the entire hall with their renditions of Qur’an verses in tajwīd. We pray that God accepts the deeds of all those involved and showers them with bounties and with blessings.