BBC Home | CBBC Home | Schools Online
Games
Games
Chat
Chat
Vote
Vote
Win
Win
Quiz
Quiz
Club
Club
 Homepage
 UK
 World
 Sport
 Music
 TV/Film
 Animals
 Sci/Tech
 Weather
 Pictures
 Find Out
 The Team

Contact Us
Help
Teachers





  Schoolgirl banned for Muslim dress
Updated 11 October 2001, 12.39
Girl in jilbaab
A Muslim girl wearing the jilbaab

A 16-year-old girl, Sobia, has been sent home from school in Manchester for refusing to wear school uniform.

Her headteacher, Dame Jean Else, has told her she is not allowed to wear the traditional Muslim dress.

About 200 Muslim sixth-formers wear business-style suits to the school. These suits were agreed with the Commission for Racial Equality.

Everyone who wants to go to her school has to agree to wear the uniform before they start.

Fact File
Muslim facts
Muslims believe in Islam
Allah is the Islamic name for God
Mohammed was the first Muslim
Mosques are Muslim holy buildings

Sobia said that her school, Whalley Range High School for Girls, allows scarves so she thought they would accept her dress as part of her religion.

Traditional dress for female Muslims is called the jilbaab and it covers from head to toe.

Watch/ListenBORDER=0
Hear storyHear story
BORDER=0

Past StoriesBORDER=0
Head tells Muslim pupils not to be scared

BORDER=0

Web Links
BORDER=0
Muslim Directory
Note: You will leave CBBC. We are not responsible for other websites.

BORDER=0


 

Full UK Section
Also in UK now:
Work to clear crash track starts
Book features Madonna's daughter
Thousands take part in fox hunts
© BBC Back to top^^
Homepage | UK | World | Sport | Music | TV/Film | Animals | Sci/Tech | Weather
Pictures | Find Out | The Team | Games | Chat | Vote | Win | Quiz | Club