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Maslaha's new curriculum resources

By Raheel Mohammed

With compasses poised and rulers at the ready, Maslaha has gone back to school as we start to build our first set of curriculum resources focused on maths, science, art and design.

This project has been made possible with funding from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and our partners in this exciting new project are Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets and the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. Our aim is to produce curriculum relevant material that shows an Islamic perspective on subjects such as science and art.


Pupils in the school will be learning aspects of geometry and then putting this into practice by creating a beautiful tapestry that can be hung in any part of the school.
Many teachers we have spoken to have highlighted the importance of running lessons that reflect the pupils cultural and faith makeup. As one teacher said to us:

“I have noticed that a large number of pupils have misconceptions about Islam because of what they see in the media.  Other pupils worked well through the Five Pillars of Islam scheme of work, but would not have been able to make any links between this and world events.  How do we as RE teachers present Islam in a way that will be fair to the religion as well as allowing the pupils to form their own opinions in a non-biased way?”

As with all our work the resources will be online, using film, and available to download.