Event - A Visit to Leicester

17 November 2014

On Monday November 17th the whole school visited Leicester. Our first stop was the Hebrew Congregation Synagogue, where Mike and Sheila talked to us all about the Jewish contribution to WW1. Everyone learned about the Jewish Faith.

Next we visited St.Philip’s Centre where we had our lunch. Soft drinks were available for the children and very welcome hot drinks for the adults. Leicester is the UK’s most ethnically diverse city outside London.

St Philips promotes positive community relations and has received a variety of major awards in recognition of their efforts to build good community relations. After lunch we were welcomed into the Guru Panth Prakash Gurdwara by a Sikh faith practitioner.

We were given an overview of the history and development of Sikhism. We found out about the Sikh contribution to WW1. Lots of different activities were available for us to do, making Sikh flags, artefacts to look at, postcards from the trenches to write and learning to tie a turban.

Then it was on the bus and back to Redmile. Thank you to Mrs Copeland and Margaret Bonney, from St.Philip’s, for organising a very interesting day for us all.

The War Memorial at the Synagogue.
The Torah is kept safe.

We had lots of questions.
Learning about Jewish Festivals.

Menorahs, used during Hannukah.
Special food is eaten during festivals.

The Throne in the Gurdwara.
Learning to tie a turban.

It was easy.
Looking at some artefacts.