Fairfield High School (FHS) has celebrated its 2nd annual World Hijab Day, where the school community were invited to wear a scarf around their necks in solidarity with women who wear hijabs across the globe. This year was extra special because it was student led. The inspirational young people created a powerful assembly addressing misconceptions around hijab and to promote religious tolerance as well as eliminate discrimination.
The day was celebrated with World Hijab Day cakes at break time, and at lunch time a special guest was welcomed. Dr Sana Maqsood, a cardiologist visited Fairfield to share her education and career journey as a Muslim female professional. The day ended with a self-defence class for the school’s Muslim girls.
Anilla Khan, Assistant Director of Science at FHS commented: “Thank you to all our students and staff who made this event so magnificent and memorable by allowing students to dress them in hijab! As one of our Year 11 students so eloquently put it, the celebration wasn’t about cultural appropriation, it’s a solidarity when you wear with us because you always support us. These young insightful minds will never fail to touch my heart.”