Monday, December 07, 2009

couple of weeks ago i took the year 7s to a Jewish museum and the year 9s to a Hindu temple as part of studying other faiths. OFSTED like to see evidence of pupils interacting with others from a different faith but as well as this we like to teach the girls about tolerance of other faiths and having respect towards others and these trips will bring an awareness and understanding to a certain extent of different faiths.

a rabbi speaking to the girls about the Jewish faith.
like mosques, synagogues are not allowed to have images of humans or animals so the stained glass windows are of nature, flowers, geometric shapes etc..
looking at the old scrolls...

the Hindu temple was a first for me as well...
the gods they worship in different forms ..
the priest showed us how he would pray, he began by blowing into a shell.
and chanted whilst moving the lit lantern in circular motions.
later he played some of the musical instruments much to the joy of the girls who probably thought they could sing along to as though performing for x-factor!

2 comments:

Lebeeya said...

I wish I was there!! How interesting.

Anonymous said...

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