Year 6 visit to Gurdwara
On Tuesday 20th June, Year 6 visited a local Gurdwara in Southall. The visit coincided with our ‘other faiths’ week in which we have been learning about Sikhism. During our visit, we observed ‘langar’ in which the Gurdwara provides food for those that visit. This was a great experience as we were able to see the generosity and charity the Sikh community provide to the community. After, we attended congregational worship where the Guru Granth Sahib is based. This was a very moving experience as we could see the strong faith the attendees had. Finally, we continued our tour by entering a large room with stained glass and our guide provided us with more information on the principles of the Sikh religion and answered any questions we had. An amazing and humbling experience for all.
‘The Gurdwara is a generous place as they serve food as a form of charity and it is open to any religion or background.’ (Emilia, 6C)
‘I had an amazing experience learning about another religion and their faith. I learned about lots of different customs and traditions e.g. having to cover your head as a sign of respect.’ (Marta, 6S)
‘I have seen lots of similarities between Sikhism and Christianity. I had a great experience as I observed lots of praying and it taught me to respect others’ (Sebastian, 6C)
‘I learned that Sikhs are really connected to their god and his creation. I have become more respectful of others as a result.’ (Natalia, 6S)
‘This was an amazing experience – especially sharing in ‘langar’. The food and the people were extremely kind and helpful’ (Sanborn, 6C)