Faiths for Fun Event History

The event was started 13 years ago. The event has since been organised annually by Birmingham Council of Faiths and Birmingham Scout Association at Hampstead Academy.

Children from different faiths work in multifaith groups and visited 6-7 faith bases at which they learnt some aspect of each faith by carrying out a fun activity, such as making a coloured collage for Divali, playing a lotus board game, making Celtic crosses, eating Sikh langar, singing Baha'i songs and learning about the Five Pillars of Islam.

The day concluded with a simulated campfire, traditional campfire songs and activities. All children are presented with a certificate verifying their participation in the event.

The event brought together 50 adults, of different cultures and faiths who worked together, in a way that they would not normally do, through providing exciting activities for the children.

During 2020 Pandemic Lockdown

The event ceased the usual in person event and instead went online in May 2020. The virtual event was attended by over 50+ participants with their guardians/parents. It was the first of its kind in the history but it was a succesful one.

2021 Pandemic Lockdown

Due to continuation of the Covid-19 lockdown our 13th Annual Faiths for Fun will again be a virtual event. The event is organised jointly by Birmingham Council of Faiths and Birmingham Scouts. However, we are joined this year with Birmingham Guides as well.

Following the event, youngsters will be invited to submit a photo or video of 2 activities they have carried out. There will be 3 prizes for the winners in the 7-9 and 10-12 age groups, and a certificate for all entrants. For Scouts and Guides, It will also count as 2 activities towards the More in Common badge.

How to Register

  1. Click here to register your child and details about the event will be emailed including Zoom Invite link.

  2. Your child and yourself will have to join in via Zoom to the Virtual Event on Sunday, 18th April 2021 at 2.30pm.

  3. Your child will then send in an activity as requested during the Virtual Zoom Event.

  4. Your child will receive a Certificate of Participation via post after the event.

  5. If your child happens to be a Prize Winner, an email will be sent out with details for the prize etc.

Zoom Meeting Details

Below are details that you will need to join in on the day are as follows:

Meeting ID: 771 4794 0861

Download Resources

  1. Click here to download the Event Flyer.

  2. Click here to download the More In Common Badge details. (For Scouts and Guides)