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What Twitter thinks about the fasting ban

By Alexandra Gagan / June 14, 2015

Earlier this week, Barclay Primary School in Leyton, east London, were criticised after sending out letters to Muslim pupils’ parents stating a ban on fasting during Ramadan.

The letter stated its position and justification on the ban, saying that the period between the opening and closing of fasting was in excess of 18 hours and that this was ‘a significant amount of time for a child to go without sustenance or water’, and that the school has a duty of care under the Education Act 2010 to consider.

“Previously, we have had a number of children who became ill and children who fainted or who have been unable to fully access the school curriculum in their attempt to fast,” the letter said.

Of course Twitter reacted:

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See the full letter here.

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Alexandra Gagan

Editor & Writer of Life North Cyprus. E: [email protected]

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