Primary School Visits

Full School Assembly

Introducing Islam to children (Reception to Year 6) in a fun & engaging way using multi-sensory artefacts, video and quiz. The assembly is open to parents & carers too. Can be delivered face-to-face or virtually.

Workshop for parents & carers

To promote a better understanding about Islam and challenge misconceptions in the community – we offer schools an Introduction to Islam workshop aimed at
parents & carers, which includes an open Q&A session. Can be delivered face-to-face or virtually.

Islam Staff Meeting / Inset

The Teaching & Learning about Islam Inset is a 90 Minute Twilight Staff meeting aimed at developing Islam subject knowledge, sharing resources and includes a discussion on tackling Islamophobia & radicalisation. Can be delivered face-to-face or virtually.

Pupil Workshops

We offer a wide range of engaging, informative and inspiring Islam workshops to support RE at your school. Workshops can be delivered face-to-face or virtually.

Workshop titles include:

  • Q&A session with a Practising British Muslim
  • Islamic artefacts
  • Shahadah – 99 Names of Allah
  • Stories from the life of Prophet Muhammad
  • Salah / Prayer
  • The Mosque
  • Zakah / Charity
  • Sawm / Fasting in Ramadan & Eid
  • Hajj / Pilgrimage to Mecca
  • Life stages in Islam (Islamic births, weddings and funerals).
  • Prophets in Islam
  • Holy Books: Qur’an & Hadeeth
  • Akhira / Life after death
  • What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?
  • Tackling Islamophobia

Muslim Learner Services in the News!

ST GEORGE’S JUNIOR SCHOOL (WEYBRIDGE) LEARN ABOUT ISLAM:

BOYS ENJOY INSTRUCTIVE HAJJ WORKSHOP! Read The Bolton News article here:

MARYPORT YOUNGSTERS LEARN ABOUT ISLAM! Read the Times and Star Newspaper article

BEXTON PUPILS LEARN ABOUT THE FIVE PILLARS! Read the Knutsford Guardian article here:

Read what schools have Tweeted about us…

Primary School Reviews
Excellent rapport with all and a lot of very useful information. An Excellent Inset session and half day for the children.

Mr Roscoe

Headteacher, St Thomas the Martyr CE Primary School, Skelmersdale
Thank you for educating and protecting our children from assumptions about the Muslim faith. Imran had a great rapport with everyone he met in our school family and his engaging workshops introduced us all to the traditions of the Muslim World. An enjoyable day was had by all.

Amanda Rich

Headteacher, St Maria Goretti Catholic Primary School, Preston
Dear Imran,
We had a positive visit to the mosque. The children enjoyed the visit as it was such a great opportunity to experience a mosque for themselves. We were all very impressed by the five star washrooms and by the space and simplicity of the prayer room. Your visit followed by the mosque visit was the perfect finish to the children’s learning about Islam.You have a very genuine and direct way of relating to the children. In addition, your teaching about Islam during the assembly and the following workshops, was very clear, accessible and fun! I will definitely be recommending you to other schools!

Sarah Watson

Headteacher, Archbishop Hutton's V.C. Primary School, Warton, Carnforth
Dear Imran,
It was a pleasure meeting you as well! Having you come to teach our children was such a privilege. Your manner was lovely and they responded positively to you. Overall, I would say the opportunity for them to touch, hold and use artefacts really engaged them. It was an experience that I believe our children need every year and will be a new Nicholas Hawksmoor tradition.
Kind Regards

Dan Cox

Assistant Headteacher, Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School, Northamptonshire
Hi Imran
Thank-you so much for your lovely email. I was just about to message you to tell you how much the children enjoyed today. They were really inspired by both your assembly and workshops and very keen to learn more once you had left.All of the staff told me how much they enjoyed you talks and how much they learned too. It has been a great start to further work we will do on Islam. I hope that we will be able to get your back to our school again to continue this work.

Joanne Clinch

Deputy Headteacher, St Peter's RC Primary School, Rochdale
Hi Imran,
Thank you for the day! We all learned so much and the workshops helped our children to develop the values of respect and tolerance. I will certainly recommend your work.

Miss Jill Lucas

Head teacher (Acting), Hindley Junior & Infant School, Wigan
Dear Imran,
What a pleasure it was for all of us here at St James to meet you. Thank you so much for travelling from Bolton and bringing your knowledge of Islam, your insights, your sense of unity and your good humour. The children were clearly entranced by your assembly and the Year 5 & 6 children captivated by their pilgrimage to Mecca and the surrounding area. Hopefully, we will meet again if not here then in the stands at Old Trafford! Keep up the good work.
Warmest regards

Martin Kettle

Deputy Head, St James (Independent) Preparatory School, Earsby Street, London, W14 8SH
Dear Imran
Thank you so much for coming to visit us today; the children are really buzzing with excitement about the discussions and learning that you facilitated.
We look forward to seeing you again

Jacki Piper

Arnside National School, Cumbria
Thank you Imran for a great morning at our school. The assembly was very engaging, accessible and appropriate for all the children from Reception to Year 6.  The session on artefacts for the Y3/4 children was super and really interactive with all the children being fully immersed in the activity and learning a great deal to add to their knowledge of Islam.  The session on what it means to be Muslim in Britain today for the Y5/6 children was also full of fascinating information and the children were discussing lots of things afterwards that they want to find out more about as there was so much new and fascinating information for them (especially as we live in quite a rural area where the children have such limited experience of meeting people from different cultures and religions).  The Y1/2 children loved their Q and A session and they were full of “why?” questions to add to their understanding of Islam.  All of the staff reported back that they were really impressed by your approach, the way you engaged and involved all the children and made them feel good about their contributions.  All of the children, including a few who have significant difficulties with learning and focusing, were really listening and involved with many less confident children answering questions.  We will be booking you again, probably for a full day next time so Y5/6 children can go into more depth in their session.  Thank you.

Nicki Brough

Head teacher, Nether Kellet Primary School
Imran’s whole school assembly was excellent and informative.  He kept all the children engaged throughout the assembly. The workshops were also informative and fun.  Imran had a lovely manner with the children and the staff were very impressed. We would highly recommend Imran to all schools.

Alison Hulse

Settle CE Primary School, North Yorkshire
It was an absolute pleasure to have you working with us in school today. Your sessions must make a huge difference for many children and staff and will hopefully impact on many peoples’ understanding of Islam, which can only be for the good of everyone.Thank you for your time, your thoughtfulness and the very accessible way in which you presented today – I really enjoyed it and had lots of positive feedback from teachers and children. It would be lovely to work with  you again in the future,
With very best wishes

Wendy Nicholas

Headteacher, Beetham CE Primary School
Dear Imran
Sincere thanks for your visit to Our Lady’s yesterday. Your inputs were thoroughly enjoyed by staff and pupils across the school.The children aged 4 -11 were fully engaged throughout the assembly, eagerly wanting to answer your questions.  All gained a great deal from the learning experiences you created and skillfully delivered.  Your pitch was great, very informative and appropriate to each age range.  You covered a great deal in such a short amount of time.  Teaching staff and pupils are excitedly discussing what they learnt and praising what a great experience it was. I would definitely recommend you to colleagues.

Sue Molloy

Headteacher, Our Lady of the Rosary RC Primary School, Manchester
Hi Imran
Thanks to you also for giving us a super insight into Islam & making it all come alive for our children. It was a real pleasure to meet you & I’m sure that our pupils & staff have benefited so much from the experience. You pitched the sessions just right to engage even our youngest pupils. As we discussed earlier, I think it is essential in small, rural, CE schools such as ours that we are pro-active in our multi-faith work & having you visit as part of our special multi-faith day today has really helped us achieve that.

Head teacher, Old Hutton CE Primary School, Kendal, Cumbria
Thank you for a wonderful day Imran. The children and staff have learned so much from you. Children have asked for more days like yours and staff have commented on how engaging and informative your sessions and staff meeting were. We have already recommended your workshops to colleagues in other schools and will continue to do so. Thank you once again

Cara Williams

RE Lead, St Joseph's RC Primary School, Upminster, London
Dear Imran
Many thanks for such a great day yesterday. Our children were so motivated and interested in everything you presented to them. They have talked about the workshops all day today and you really brought the Islamic faith to life for them in such a meaningful and memorable way. I know that their knowledge and understanding has been enhanced in a way we could never have done without your help.We look forward to welcoming you into our school again in the future and we will definitely be recommending you to other schools in our area.
With our grateful thanks and very best wishes.

Deputy Headteacher, Rufford C.E. primary, Ormskirk, West Lancashire
Thank you so much for coming in today. The children were excited to go home and share their new knowledge and understanding. i will be doing a follow up evaluation with them for my RE portfolio and obviously I’ll forward you the feedback. I will certainly spread the word amongst colleagues as it was all such an engaging way to learn and discover. Mr Williams, Mrs Harper and Mr Ayre all reported just what brilliant sessions they had also
Thank you again and hopefully we will see you again in school soon.

Deputy Headteacher, St Luke's CE Primary School, Formby
Imran’s assembly was fun interactive and enjoyable for all the children from Reception to Year 6. The children enjoyed learning all about the Islam Religion, their beliefs and customs. I would highly recommend the assembly to enhance learning about other faiths.

St George's CE Primary School, Atherton
Dear Imran
Thanks again for coming in to all three schools in the Trentside Federation – such great feedback from West Butterwick, St Martin’s and Haxey Primary Schools. Hope your drive back to Bolton was ok.Have a lovely weekend.

Headteacher, Trentside Federation, North Lincolnshire.
Good morning Imran
I have come in to school this morning and every member of staff that I have seen so far today has told me how much they enjoyed our staff meeting and how interesting it was. They also said how comfortable you made them feel and that they felt they could ask any questions and you wouldn’t think it was a ‘silly’ question.

Deputy Head teacher, Cadishead Primary School
Hi Imran,
Thanks so much for your email. We’ve had such positive comments from pupils and we’re also touched that our community of parents are so engaged and supportive of our RE curriculum. It was a pleasure to meet you today. Thanks so much for coming to visit Dringhouses! Take care and thanks again

Deputy Headteacher. Dringhouses Primary School, York
Dear Imran
We are delighted to have built this relationship with you and know how much our children enjoyed your visit yesterday.

Headteacher, Marton & District CE Primary
Dear Imran
We all really enjoyed the day yesterday and the staff and pupils are still talking about it. KS1 have asked again if they could have you run workshops for them next term so that would be great.

Headteacher, St Herbert's CE Primary, Keswick
Dear Imran,
You were a very welcome visitor yesterday! Feedback from all around the school was very positive. I’m convinced the impact on the children from the relatively short time they spent with you is huge. As you said very early on in your assembly, people just need to talk to each other (and then the vastness of the common ground shared becomes obvious).I thought that in the assembly, the children (and staff) immediately warmed to you. You have a very warm and gentle presence. The football reference no doubt helped enormously! The content of the assembly was simple and effective. I’m hoping that the children were making links themselves with our own religious practices as you spoke and explained. The response from the children was great – so many hands up wanting to contribute.

Headteacher, St Begh's RC Primary, Whitehaven, Cumbria
Thank you for a fantastic day! The children, staff, governors and parents learnt a great deal and found the whole experience enlightening. We were particularly pleased with how well you interacted with the children of all ages and made the workshops pertinent to their needs and level of understanding. No doubt we will be contacting you again in the future to visit again, or perhaps to speak with you regarding possible visits for our children beyond our school. I will certainly be passing on the details and successes of the workshops to fellow Headteachers so I think that you may find yourself being contacted again from Cumbria! The children are keen to email you their questions which they will do shortly; if you were able to respond to them, they would be very pleased.

Headteacher, Flookburgh CE Primary School, Cumbria
I had been trying to arrange for Imran to come in to our school ever since meeting him on a course, I knew he would be amazing and he definitely did not disappoint. The whole school assembly was fun, interactive and a great learning experience for all ages of children. The way Imran spoke to the children it was obvious he is an outstanding teacher with great knowledge and humour. The workshop again was very ‘hands on’ with lots of student participation, the lesson flowed perfectly and the children were hanging on Imran’s every word. He was patient with our questions and very honest, really opening the eyes of the children and giving them a different view point from the negative news they are used to hearing about Muslims. All children have been talking about our visit and have asked when Imran can come back into school, one boy told his mum he wasn’t sure what to expect but after the visit he said it was the best school visit ever.

Melissa Sykes

RE Co-ordinator – Boroughbridge Primary School
Dear Imran, Thank you so much for your teaching yesterday. The staff and children were inspired and enlightened by your knowledge. I hope that you weren’t too exhausted by the end of it! We definitely kept you talking. Many thanks for the beautiful scroll that you left with us. We intend to display for all to see. Keep up the fabulous work that you do.

Head-teacher, St Ursula's Catholic Junior School, London