On Monday 11 March, L4 pupils visited the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Smethwick, a Sikh place of worship, as part of their learning about the Sikh religion.
Pupils learned that Guru Nanak Gurdwara was the first and largest Gurdwara in Europe, opening on 31st July 1961. It is a huge building spanning a total area of about 70,000 square metres and inside the building there are three floors. The Gurdwara also has one of the largest congregations in the UK.
The visit started in one of the many worship rooms with a question and answer session with pupils then watching an informative video all about key Sikh beliefs and practices. The tour continued into the main worship hall where pupils absorbed the wonderful atmosphere, with readings from the Guru Granth Sahib and ended in the Langar Hall, with a delicious vegetarian meal of curry and chapattis, enjoyed by all.
During the trip pupils learnt many interesting facts about Sikhism from our helpful guide. A successful half day trip supporting our classroom learning.