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    The Big Iftar at UBHS

    25 April 2022 (by Dominic Wroe (dwroe))

    Welcome back to the start of the summer term. On Saturday 9th April the Big Iftar was held at Upper Batley High School and was a wonderful evening. The purpose of the event was to share stories about the wonderful people who live and work in our great town, to meet new people and hear inspirational speakers, to learn about Ramadan and then all share a meal together. We were delighted that Qari Asim MBE could join us, and Kim Leadbeater MBE and her parents Jean and Gordon Leadbeater. The first ever Batley Iftar was held in Jo Cox's memory and these events are now held annually to bring our community together. It was fantastic this year that the event could be held in person again after being online throughout the pandemic. The Batley Buzz was evident throughout the evening with a wonderful speech from two of our brilliant learners, as well as great inputs from students from Batley Girls' High School. Our main school hall was full, and then everyone enjoyed a fabulous meal together in our Bistro. Thank you to all our staff who attended and supported the event, and all our wonderful learners. We were delighted to support the local More In Common group with this event. We are immensely proud of our rich and diverse community heritage and the fantastic people who live and work in our town. Community Makes Us.