Jun 162016

Kirn Gurdwara visit 1Kirn’s Primary 7/6 class were so lucky to be able to visit the Glasgow Gurdwara which is the Glasgow Sikh Temple.

Kirn Gurdwara visit 4We travelled by boat and train and underground to get there. When we arrived the temple had flowers everywhere outside, and when we went inside it was really clean. We had to put on a headscarf to cover our heads and wash our hands signs of respect before we went into the main Darbar Hall.

The Darbar Hall was huge, with no chairs! We all sat on sheets on the floor and listened to the scriptures being sung. We saw how a turban is wrapped from one piece of cloth, and some of us modelled one! Then we went to the cafeteria because free food is given to all who visit the temple. Again, there were no chairs in the cafeteria, everyone sat down to eat on the floor.

Kirn Gurdwara visit 3Kirn Gurdwara visit 5

Kirn Gurdwara visit 2We learned so much about a culture different to our own but discovered that the values which Sikhs live by are the same as ours; respect, taking care of our world and everyone in it and equality.

Kirn Primary would also like to thank the Argyll Hotel in Dunoon for their generous support, without which this trip would not have been possible.

  3 Responses to “Kirn Primary Visit the Glasgow Gurdwara”

  1. What an interesting trip! I would love to visit the Sikh Temple In Glasgow. It looks like you learned a lot about another faith.

  2. Wow! What a fantastic trip! I’m sure you all found it very interesting …

  3. This really was a fantastic trip for the P.6/7 pupils.I would highly recommend it for classes studying Sikhism as the temple is a lovely place to visit,and clarifies the learning. People were very welcoming. Mrs Kaur, who took care of us, is the Education Officer, and she explained the workings of the temple and her faith, Sikhism, to the children. Her husband, Mr Singh, also joined us and together, they answered any questions and demonstrated the wrapping of the turban, and let the children try the various musical instruments traditionally used at the Gurdwara. Visiting the temple is free, and we were there for 1hr 15m in total . This includes time that we spent in the canteen, for ‘langar’ which is the term used for the common kitchen where food is served, free to everyone, without distinction.(Class teachers, Sheila Hind/Helen Brown.)

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