Head gives pupils a Sikh experience
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