During the next couple of weeks all of our Year 7s will take part in an educational visit to Gurdwara Singh Sabha in Newcastle; Last week saw our first group go.
This was an amazing enrichment opportunity designed to motivate and inspire our pupils, enabling them to gain a REAL insight into how the Sikh community use their place of worship.
The students thoroughly enjoyed a kind, friendly and informative welcome from our Sikh guide, Mr Cloud Singh and after a drink and a chat in the Langar Hall we were taken on a tour of the Gurdwara. We saw members of the Sikh community come and go, as they normally would, which helped us understand some of the beliefs and practices of this particular religion and its followers. We are proud to say that Cloud commented on the exceptional respectful behaviour and eloquent speaking from our students who asked a wide range of inquiry and appropriate questions in order to deepen their understanding of his faith and of where kindness fits in to the Sikh community.
The Gurdwara was a wonderful place to see and our students benefited greatly from this ‘REAL’ experience. As religion is weaved into the fabric of our society and has been for many centuries, at Kingsmeadow we believe in providing REAL opportunities for our students to experience and learn about the different religious groups within our local community as this can help us to enhance and engender a more tolerant society for us all.