Yesterday our KS3 students visited Manchester Gurdwara – the place of worship for Sikh people. This was the culmination of around six weeks of study of the Sikh faith and identity in their humanities class.
Our students were very interested and put many questions to our tour guide. He was impressed by their enthusiasm and their knowledge (if not a little overwhelmed by quick success of questions!).
We heard a reading from the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhs, which was explained as “If we are all created from the same source, how can we so easily judge divide each other into groups of good and bad?” Our tour guide explained that this encourages us to see the goodness in faiths different to our own. He also stressed to students that he wanted them to be the best of whatever religion or belief system they already follow.
We will be asking students to write a short blog about this trip over the coming week…