L4 recently visited the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Smethwick, a Sikh place of worship, as part of their learning about this religion.
Students learned that Guru Nanak Gurdwara was the first and largest Gurdwara in Europe, opening on 31 July 1961. It is a huge building spanning three floors and a total area of about 70,000 square metres. The Gurdwara also has one of the largest congregations in the UK.
The visit began in the one of the many worship rooms with a question and answer session followed by a visit to the main worship hall allowing students the opportunity to absorb the wonderful atmosphere with readings from the Guru Granth Sahib. The trip concluded in the Langar Hall with a delicious vegetarian meal of curry and chapattis, enjoyed by all.
During the excursion students learnt many interesting facts about Sikhism from our helpful guide. A successful half day trip.
Mrs J Palmer, Head of Religious Studies