Down Saaaaaaaf London, the Home Edders are breeding by the plenty! lol
SubhanAllah, when I was on Hajj I made so much dua for our own home ed and asked Allah to make it easy for all the sisters who are home educating. Most of my close friends live in East London and I’m about an hour away in South (Saaaaf) London. 🙂 I am forever trekking to East London for trips, activities and our weekly home ed group. But now I’m getting tired.
Since I’ve come back – Saaaf London Home Ed has taken off! Just yesterday a sister dropped something off to me and yesterday was her son’s first day of Home Ed. Other sisters I know are considering removing their children from school too.
The prospect of flexi schooling in a local Islamic School has arisen. So many parents have pulled their children out of this school to home ed that the school has decided to provide a flexischooling system for home edders. I’m not too sure at this point if I will take it up. The fact that these parents have pulled their kids out kinda speaks volumes to me! I would need to see their teaching style etc. I might be interested in the weekly PE lessons as that is an option. The school is less than 10 minutes away from me so I might just take that option.
R started pottery again yesterday. When she started pottery in 2009 – she was the only Muslim home educated child there but a few of the South London HE muslim families have started taking their children. There were 6 of R’s Muslim friends there yesterday. When I picked her up, the pottery tutor mentioned how chatty the group was! Am so pleased alhamdulillah. We’ve also got a Jewellery workshop planned for the Home Edders in South in February and I’m planning to start up some other activities – am in talks with a few different organisations.
What else takes place down saaaf London – she does Kickboxing in our local masjid, Muslim Beavers. Some sisters have also started up a weekly South HE group but I love our East London group too much to abandon that. There’s swimming classes for R’s age group and Z’s age group at a local leisure centre which they’ll start in a few weeks time inshaAllah. Z’s first activity! 🙂 Its called Aqua Tots2 – so I’m pleased that he’ll be starting something.
And then hopefully when the weather picks up – we’ll have some picnics with the other home edders! I’m so pleased things are ‘happening’ down saaaaf – alhamdulillah!