Saturday, 10 May 2014

Response to you questions

Hi! We hope you are all well? Thanks for the questions.

How the wall affects us directly:
The main thing that affects us day to day with the wall is not being able to visit places we love in our own country. We love Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque is such a special place to us but we are unable to go there unless we apply for special permission which is not easy to get. We also wish we could go to the sea but despite the dead sea running down the side of the West Bank, we are stopped by checkpoints which means we can’t get to it. Some of us have family living the other side of the wall and it is very difficult for us to visit them. They have to come to visit us because we are given ID cards which means we cannot pass the Wall to get to them. Entire families were divided up when the wall was built and are still separated by it.

What time we wake up to go to school:
The school day here starts at 7.30am so most of us get up at about 6.30am.

How long it takes to get to school:
We all live in different places so it varies. Some of us live in nearby towns and get a bus and others walk because we live in Abu Dis.

Our favourite singers:
We can’t all agree but One Direction and Mohammed Assaf got the most mentions!

Our favourite subjects:
We all enjoy school but our favourite subjects are all different – Religion, English, Sport and Arabic were quite popular.

Our daily routine:
Our daily routine is to wake up at 6.30am and eat breakfast then go to school at 7.30am. We have four classes then a break followed by three more classes. We finish school at 1.30pm. At home we pray, eat lunch and either see friends or watch TV and spend time with our families.

We hope that answers your questions! Please let us know if you have anything else for us J

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