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Y6 Visits The Gurdwara 17 June 2015

Gravesend Gurdwara Trip  Wednesday  June 2015

On Wednesday the Year 6 children went on a trip to visit Gravesend Gurdwara - the biggest Gurdwara in Europe!  As part of their studies into Sikhism they were taken to experience being in a Sikh place of worship. 

The building itself is truly spectacular - nestled in the midst of Gravesend is an enormous, gold domed, marble temple - fronted with water fountains and a magnificent gate.  

Inside the Gurdwara the children were taken to sit in the worship room and could see the holy book The Guru Granth Sahib in all its finery.  They were taught about the 5 K's and why Sikhs wear them.  They learnt about the gurus and the works they did in their lifetimes.

All who come to visit a Gurdwara are offered food and the children ate some lovely spicy dishes which topped up their packed lunches nicely!

The managers of the temple were wonderfully welcoming and kind and keen to show their religion and their ways of life - it was a fabulous learning experience and far more valuable than any class based lessons!  What a wonderful time we had!

 

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