One of our Post 16 students has created a vlog which aims to share her experiences and develop other peoples understanding of Ramadan.

As part of this week's academy tutorial broadcast, we shared a vlog made by one of our own post 16 students with the aim to further develop our young people's understating of Ramadan.

Ramadan is a very important time in the Islamic calendar, and Muslims all over the world will be preparing to take part.

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims won't eat or drink between dawn and sunset. This is called fasting.

Fasting is important during Ramadan as it allows Muslims to devote themselves to their faith and come closer to Allah, or God.

Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which form the basis of how Muslims live their lives. The other pillars are faith, prayer, charity and making the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.

Mariam was extremely kind in allowing us to spend a day with her, all be it virtually. This report really brings to life the culture and religious observation many of our own students will follow at this time.