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BBC News – Schools advised against swimming lessons in Ramadan

July 20

The council guide states: “Schools with a significant number of Muslim pupils should try to avoid scheduling swimming lessons during Ramadan to remove unnecessary barriers to full participation.”

It also suggests re-scheduling sex education classes during the holy lunar month, as Muslim followers who have reached puberty are required to avoid sexual thoughts during this period.

Because of the religious requirement for Muslims to avoid eating during sunlight hours, some pupils get up before dawn to eat with their families.

Schools have been advised this can disrupt pupils’ sleeping patterns and it suggests examinations could be re-scheduled to reflect their lower levels of concentration.

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