Islamic Inventions Fair

Every year since 2007 we have run annual Islamic Inventions Fairs in both branches of Shakhsiyah school, where children have researched and made models of Islamic Inventions, discoveries and scientific advancements made from our golden heritage. These are then presented as an exhibition at our local libraries open to the whole community. Through sharing Muslim heritage with our local communities we aim to demonstrate the overlap in the development of Islamic and European cultures i.e. our shared heritage. In doing these projects our children learn how Muslims contributed to European learning and advancement cementing their identity as European Muslims. The help and support of school parents and community professionals, including local architects, carpenters and artists all contribute to making the Islamic Inventions Fairs fascinating exhibitions for all.

Over the years we have had many visitors including local primary schools, Islamic schools, local councillors, heads of local cancer charities, head teachers of local schools, the head of the local authority education department, leading Muslim educators, representatives from FSTC (the people behind Muslim Heritage and 1001 Inventions) and Zain Bhika!