Head gives pupils a Sikh ex­pe­ri­ence

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CHIL­DREN from a vil­lage pri­mary school got a taste of a dif­fer­ent cul­ture when they took a trip to a Sikh tem­ple.

And the trip was even more fas­ci­nat­ing for the pupils as the tem­ple was set up by their head­teacher’s fa­ther, Ajit Singh Barard.

Head­teacher Raj Barard came up with the idea to visit the Guru Nanak Sikh Gur­d­wara, in Stoke, as part of the pupils’ Key Stage Two stud­ies.

He said: “It was a very in­ter­est­ing cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ence for the staff and chil­dren, who apart from (my­self ) had never vis­ited a Sikh Tem­ple be­fore.

“The chil­dren have been study­ing the Sikh reli­gion and the visit to the tem­ple was part of their Sikh week.

“In true Sikh tra­di­tion the chil­dren and staff were given a tasty In­dian meal at the end of their visit.”

Teacher Rachel Mor­tishire-Smith said: “We were hosted won­der­fully by the Sikh com­mu­nity there, who gave us a tour of the tem­ple build­ing and a talk about their faith and prac­tice, and also cooked de­li­cious home-made In­dian food for the chil­dren to try.”

The tem­ple was first set up in 1963, mov­ing to new premises as the com­mu­nity grew larger.

The chil­dren from Bosley St Mary’s Pri­mary School dur­ing their visit to the Sikh tem­ple



Tom Ri­ley, Chet Palmer and Tyler Green­wood

●● Mil­lie Booth, Francesca Bar­ratt and Scar­lett Squires cover their heads be­fore en­ter­ing the tem­ple’s holy room

●● Tom Gil­man, Sam Brunt and James Hinch­liffe

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