200 students from London schools supported through Mosaic’s mentoring programmes attended a special viewing of the Hajj exhibition at the British Museum in London.
The aim of the special visit was to give young people mentored by Mosaic – both Muslim and non-Muslim – from deprived parts of London a chance to engage in the significance of this spiritual journey of a lifetime.
Teacher Rahima Dessai, who brought a group of pupils from Slough and Eton School along for the trip, described the day as inspirational. “For some, it was their very first trip into London and the experience of travelling into the city from Slough, combined with visiting a renowned cultural centre was a very important event for them.”
“The exhibition itself was informative and fun, and they came away with a much broader understanding of what Hajj is all about”.
Afterwards, students said the trip to the British Museum had been “a privilege” – some said they were “eager to do an assembly about it”, and others felt “proud to be a Muslim”.
The trip follows a previous visit to the exhibition by Mosaic partners in January. Read more about their visit
The Hajj exhibition is now closed, but you can read more about it on the British Museum’s website.