From Central Gurdwara Manchester
Today’s world is very multi ethnic / cultural and religious education forms a major part of the curriculum. Therefore we feel it is very important to make sure that we are all aware of the various aspects of all different religions for us to progress and prosper best in today's society.
At Central Gurdwara (Sikh Temple) Manchester, we like to help by providing educational / school visits to the Gurdwara. This can consist of an individual class group or as a whole year group at a time.
You can visit the Gurdwara by appointment. These visits are on Wednesdays and start at 10.30am and finish by 1.30pm. We fixed these for Wednesday's to ensure we get all volunteers able to attend and commit to every Wednesday in the year. On rare occasions we can do these on Tuesdays, if booked in advance.
Please consult the Calendar below for available Wednesday's and then email me as per below with the necessary information.
Heads will need to be covered whilst in the Gurdwara and full headcoverings are provided.
We aim to provide the following to help along side the current curriculum.
- A brief introduction into the history of Sikhism and our Gurus.
- An understanding of the Sikh Beliefs.
- An overview of Sikh customs and religious symbols.
- An outline of the major Sikh Festivals.
- We can also additionally show you how a Sikh ties his turban.
- Lastly a question and answer session if required.
After this we take you on a tour of the Gurdwara and then we would all sit down for Langar (free communal vegetarian meal) and informal chatter.
Normally for school pupils we serve chips, beans and buttered bread. If you would prefer an Indian langar (usually chapatis and vegetable/potato curry), then please mention that in your email to us. All the Langar served is nut free.
We welcome a donation towards the temple at a rate £1.50 per visitor. If you feel that you would like an educational visit but the school cannot afford the donation, please do contact me to discuss your circumstances.
If you wish to organise a visit, please do not hesitate to contact myself (Pritpal Singh Makan) on email@example.com or 07872 593744. The preferred method of contact would be email as it is much more efficient.
In your email, please supply us the following information:
- Preferred date of visit
- Full Name and Address of School
- Year Group
- Number of Pupils
- Number of Adults
- Indian or English Langar
We look forward to helping you make the best use of the educational resources available in our multi ethnic/cultural world and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Hope to see you soon!
Pritpal Singh Makan
Educational Visits Coordinator
Central Gurdwara Manchester