Guardian Angels Catholic Primary School, Shard End, B’ham.

Hello Krishna,

What a fantastic day! Our Ks1 children and our staff really enjoyed today. Our children were so engaged in the workshop today and our staff came back with some really positive feedback about the morning. We will definitely recommend yourselves and will definitely see you again next year for when we plan our next multi-cultural week!

Thanks again,

Tara Carroll
Guardian Angels Catholic Primary School
Year 5 Class Teacher
R.E Coordinator & Upper Key Stage 2 Phase Leader

Freman College, Buntingford, Herts.

Hi Krishna,

It was lovely to meet you too, and put a face to the emails.

The Hinduism workshop was brilliant, as always. The kids have been raving about it a lot, they absolutely loved it, so thank you so much to Indri for coming in and delivering the sessions yet again. I’m not sure on the date for next year yet as the calendar hasn’t been verified yet. But as soon as I am, I will absolutely email you to book you in, thank you. And I will be sure to pass your details onto others, with the highest of recommendations.

Thanks again and best wishes,

Rebecca

Kedington Primary Academy, Suffolk

Dear Krishna and Indri,

Many thanks for another magnificent day exploring Hinduism. The children were buzzing as they left the Academy and the staff were delighted that their Hinduism topics this half term are either launched or have been celebrated in such rich and colourful style.
Hope the journey back to Nottingham was straightforward.
I will ask Vicky to share your website details with the other Headteachers in the Trust.

Many thanks again,

Sarah

Eastfield Primary School, Hull

Hi Krishna,

Thank you again for the workshop, I have spoken to the Year 6 teachers and they and the children had really enjoyed it. The children were completely engaged throughout and it was altogether a very enjoyable and interesting morning.

Will be in contact about booking next years and will recommend you at an RE network meeting.

Thank you,

Harriet.

13TH APRIL, 2019 – RAMA NAVAMI

Lord Rama appeared on Earth many thousands of years ago during the Hindu age of Treta, on the ninth day of the waxing moon, in the Indian lunar calendar’s month of Chaitra (March-April).  Each year Hindus celebrate this day as Lord Rama’s birthday (or “appearance day”, since Rama does not actually take birth like a mortal being).  The Rama Navami puja rituals, chanting of Shri Rama, and other celebrations take place in the hours just before noon, reaching their peak at 12.00 noon, the moment of the Lord’s appearance.

20 MARCH, 2019 – HOLI

Holi is a religious festival celebrated by Hindus all over the world.  Following Diwali, it is considered the second biggest festival on the Hindu calendar.  Holi is also known as the Festival of Colours due to the playful practice of throwing coloured powders over one another in the streets and open places.

The Holi festival is named after Holika, the aunt of Prince Prahlad, who unsuccessfully attempted to aid her wicked brother Hiranyakashipu by casting the little boy into the flames of a fire.   Students will enjoy discovering this story with its many twists and turns, and its timeless theme of celebrating child protection.

Holi is celebrated all over India, but the celebrations that take place in the region of Braj (near New Delhi), where Lord Krishna appeared and had his pastimes 5000 years ago, are cherished with most affection by many Hindus.

5TH MARCH, 2019 – MAHA SHIVARATRI

Shivaratri is the Hindu festival celebrating Lord Shiva.  Ratri’ means night, and Shivaratri celebrations take place during the night.  There are twelve Shivaratris in a year, one occurring each lunar month.  However, Maha Shivaratri, meaning “the great Shivaratri”, occurs just once a year on the 13th night of the waning moon in the Hindu month of Phalguna (February-March).  Shivaratri nights are considered a time when darkness and ignorance in one’s life and in the world can be overcome by prayer and an all-night vigil (jagaran).  Offerings are made to Shiva of fruits, leaves, sweets and milk.  For the monthly Shivaratris, the following day, devotees perform all-day fasting and worship of Shiva, and some perform meditative yoga.  In Shiva temples, “Om Namah Shivaya”, the sacred mantra of Shiva, is chanted throughout this day.  Maha Shivaratri celebrations will run, in a similar vein, from three to ten days.

Packwood Haugh School, near Shrewsbury

 

Dear Krishna,

I hope you are well?

Please could you pass on our thanks to Indra for coming today. I had to get back to lessons so I didn’t quite see him as he left. The children had a very worthwhile morning with him and it was all very much appreciated by myself and our Year 5 children. We all learnt something new and we had some fun!

Many thanks

Best wishes to you and your team.

Roz

 

Mrs Roz Edwards,

Head of Religious Studies

 

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Fleetwood

Indri was amazing. What a lovely gentleman to speak to. His resources and organisation was excellent. He gave us some lovely feedback too. We will definitely be organising another celebration of living in a multi-faith society next academic year. Once I know when I will definitely get you booked in.

 Thank you for all of your help in organising it.

Catherine Sewell

Woolton Primary School, Liverpool

 

Dear Krishna

We had the most wonderful day yesterday as always.  The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and have learnt lots of new things.  The day is always so well balanced with the right mix of educational content and fun!  The wide selection of excellent resources kept all the children engaged.  This is our third year and we will be booking again for next year soon.

Many thanks to yourself and Indri

Stacy