New York City mayor Bill De Blasio annouces that, as promised, New York public schools will now have 2 Muslim holidays added to their calendar, starting next school year.
Teachers surprised children at school church service by singing and dancing to “Let it Go”, the famous song from Disney’s Frozen.
This is the hilarious moment teachers surprised schoolchildren by bursting into a choreographed version of Let It Go from Frozen at a church service.
Groups of teachers popped up from seats around the church to join in with the flashmob-style performance to the delight of the school’s 750 children.
Headteacher Paul Howieson kicked things off by dramatically reading the first verse aloud at the festivities for Baden-Powell and St Peter’s Church of England Junior School in Poole, Dorset.
Wearing Santa hats and other festive accessories, around 60 teachers took part and even the rector, Reverend Michael Camp, had a starring role in the performance.
“Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old Pakistani girl, gave an incredible speech as she accepted her Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway on Wednesday after becoming an icon of the fight for children’s education rights. She just became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in history, and her speech shows her spectacular wisdom...’I tell my story not because it is unique but because it is not,’ she said. ‘It is the story of many girls. Today, I tell their stories too. I have brought with me some of my sisters from Pakistan, from Nigeria, and from Syria who share this story…This award is not just for me. It is for those forgotten children who want education,’ Yousafzai said. ‘It is for those frightened children who want peace. It is for those voiceless children who want change. I am here to stand up for their rights, to raise their voice.'” – Business Insider
Malala Yusafsai is the youngest ever Nobel Peace prize winner, whereas Kailash Satyarthi is in his sixties. She comes from Pakistan, he comes from India: their countries are close neighbors yet have often been at war since the Partition of India in 1947. She is a woman, he is a man, but both fight for the rights of children (all children!) to freedom and education. She is a Muslim, he is a Hindu: the proof that different religions can agree and work together towards a humanitarian goal that is common to both. Their joint prize is a message of hope for the world!