Tem­ple visit for academy pupils

Visit to help in­crease un­der­stand­ing be­tween faiths

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

YEAR THREE chil­dren from Chal­font St Peter CofE Academy en­joyed a visit to the Neas­den Tem­ple, Lon­don.

The visit was to en­hance their work in RE on re­li­gious build­ings, and they were given a talk about how the tem­ple was con­structed in sep­a­rate pieces in In­dia, be­fore be­ing shipped to Eng­land and as­sem­bled like a gi­ant jig­saw.

They also watched a film about the ori­gins of the tem­ple to ad­mire the carv­ings.

The chil­dren re­moved their shoes as re­quested on en­try but there was much amuse­ment when their guide teased them that their shoes were al­ready on their way to Wem­b­ley mar­ket.

Af­ter a visit to the Hin­duism ex­hi­bi­tion, they ob­served the Arti cer­e­mony tak­ing place.

The chil­dren loved the peace and seren­ity of the tem­ple and ap­pre­ci­ated the beauty of the won­der­ful carv­ings.

Brenda Meek, year three leader, said: “Vis­its like this are so im­por­tant to in­crease un­der­stand­ing be­tween re­li­gions from an early age.

“Many of the chil­dren com­mented on how wel­com­ing the staff were and how beau­ti­ful they found the build­ing.

“Re­spect and tol­er­ance are high on our list of school values and our vis­its to the Neas­den Tem­ple def­i­nitely help to re­in­force these mes­sages.”

Seren­ity: Chal­font St Peter CofE Academy pupils at Neas­den Tem­ple

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