"Bringing Communities Together Through Young People"
Islam in British Stone
The Islam in British Stone (IIBS) project started off as a pilot funded by Awards For All. We endeavoured to promote the relationship between Islam and Britain through looking at the built environment and how Islamic design has affected building in the UK. By using photography, film, 3D animation and games technology we produce the first ever virtual 3D interactive model the Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking, the first purpose built mosque in Britain. Built in 1889, it is Grade II listed.

Through various consultations, it emerged that young people are interested in learning about their history and heritage, however, they can find some traditional methods of learning dull and boring. Also, many young people from minority communities feel that their history and heritage is neglected and ignored in the school curriculum. It is envisaged that by using the mediums of 3D animation and gaming more young people will be engaged in taking an interest in history, heritage and art & design, and for at least the British Muslim community, the search and promotion for their history and heritage has started.

Islam in British Stone website.