Temple visit for academy pupils
Visit to help increase understanding between faiths
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