British Schools Urged to Change Classes, Sports Days for Ramadan

British Schools Urged to Change Classes, Sports Days for Ramadan

British schools are being encouraged to reschedule classes and sports events to accommodate the health issues of Muslim students weakened and dehydrated during Ramadan.

A new report shows educators are being recommended to “show sensitivity” and alter test tests and PE lesson plans to make days “less strenuous” for Muslim students.

2017 is more complicated than usual for educators as Ramadan falls at the end of May and coincides with GCSE and A level exams.

During Ramadan Muslims who have reached “puberty” are required to fast and abstain from water during daylight hours for an entire month.

Britain gets an average of 16 hours of sunlight a day during the month Ramadan falls on this year. This means thousands of students will be faced with taking exams while severe hunger pains and dehydration.

But, should schools be required to restructure curriculum to accommodate Muslim students?

Continue reading on the next page to learn more about the ethical complications educators are facing in connection to Muslim parents forcing their children to fast during Ramadan

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