School Tours

Recently, Canterbury Mosque hosted a number of school tours for various primary schools across Kent. These tours take place every year in March over the course of two weeks. The tours are designed to educate the children about Islam but also consist of a few workshops to engage the children in exciting activities.

The day consists of a welcome and safety talk followed by a Quran recitation which aims to teach the children about the mercy of the Prophet Muhammad. The main verse which we speak to them about is “And We have not sent you (O Muhammad) except as a mercy to the worlds” [21:107]. This is then followed by a Salah demonstration for the morning tours, where the children observe how Muslims pray.

We then get straight into the workshops. We have three workshops; 1. Arabic workshop – where the children learn the Arabic alphabet, numbers 1-10 and how to write their name in Arabic, 2. Dress up workshop – here the children dress up in traditional Islamic attire and learn about the Hijab of men and women, and finally 3. Inventions Workshop – here the children will watch a short video about the inventions in Islamic Golden Ages. We then allow the children to have refreshments which also include an optional date tasting session and finish the day with a Q&A session.

We have had tremendous feedback from both teachers and children and here are two examples of the feedback we received.

Comment below to suggest how we can improve our service or if you would like your school/ child’s school to attend next year.


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  • Carly Fry 3:17 pm - September 21, 2018

    Hi there,

    I am a teacher from Swalecliffe School in Whitstable and I am really keen to arrange a visit for our Year 2 children. We currently have 93 children in the year group so there are quite a lot of us!

    Is this something that could be arranged? I understand this may mean we need to come on separate occasions due to the number of children we have!

    Thank you so much in advance. Look forward to hearing from you.

  • Editor 8:17 pm - September 23, 2018

    Hi Carly,
    Thank you very much for your interest and for contacting us. I’m not totally sure, but I think it will be divided into two groups. I’ll check with the tour’s organizers, and one of us will get back to you soon.
    Kind regards.

  • Carly Fry 9:34 am - October 2, 2018

    Fantastic! Thank you 🙂

    We are very excited about the possibility of this trip and so look forward to hearing from you.

  • Ihsan 11:41 am - October 17, 2018

    Hi Carly,

    Please could you fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Kind Regards,


  • John Menz 10:31 am - January 11, 2020

    My name is John Menz from the Beech Grove Community in Nonington. Last month, I met a member of your mosque at the Amos Trust Carol Service in Canterbury on 3 December 2019. He invited me warmly to visit your mosque. I gave him my email address in hopes of contacting you. We have students from our Beech Grove academy who are interested in a visit to your mosque. Please forward this Reply to the gentleman I met at the Amos Trust Carol Service who has my email. Thank you, John Menz

    • Writer 3:26 pm - January 11, 2020

      Dear John,
      Thanks very much for your kind message.
      I am unsure who you saw at the Amos Trust Carol Service. However, I want to assure you and your students that you will all have a warm welcome at Canterbury Mosque.
      If you would like to email with more information I will do my best to accommodate your request.
      We look forward to hearing from you,
      CMCC General Secretary

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