Norwich High School for Girls (GDST)

Dear Krishna and Indri,

It was great seeing you both and the girls very much enjoyed the day.
I think it work particularly well having both of you there, although I realise that this might not always be possible. The structure of the day worked very well doing the story telling and listening first and then the more practical activities. I very much like the interactive way of story telling as it get the girls involved and they pay more attention. The dancing, dressing up, make up and the wedding are just the ticket.
So, thanks again and we would love to have you here again next year.
Hope that works out.

Best wishes!

Andreas

Mr AC Emerson-Moering

Head of Religious Studies

The Willows Primary School and Nursery

Dear Krishna,

Thank you very much for that feedback, we hope Indri enjoyed it as much as we did.

The children engaged well and kept their Bindis on for the remainder of the day, having conversations with other children in the playground when asked about them.
The workshop had all the children focused and allowed for adult and child input.

Everyone who saw the workshop commented on how lovely it was and we will definitely be looking to book you again. Year 3 and 4 work on a 2 year cycle, so when I know which year group will be studying Hindu next year we will book.

I hope Indri had a safe drive home.

Thank you again.

Nicola

Taverham VC CE Junior SChool

Dear Krishna,

I have had very positive feedback from my colleagues and my class asked me this morning if we can invite you back in later this year, which can also be counted as positive feedback!

Thanks so much for coming in; I hope to personally be able to attend the day next year, and I will be in touch later in the year to reserve a date for next year.

All the best,

Robyn Comfort

Rowlands Gill Primary School

Hi Krishna,

Thank you so much for your email. We have thoroughly enjoyed our workshop today and would highly recommend it to other schools. Indri has given me some leaflets, which I am going to hand out when I am next on a course in the Local Authority!

With regard to feedback, all three classes which were involved have found Indri’s workshop funny, engaging, pacy, exciting and inspiring. The range of artifacts that Indri brought was truly magical for the children- it was like having a taste of India in our school. What was equally lovely was that just like week, we were talking about a range of Indian spices in our literacy lessons (comparing them to the colours of the rainbow) and Indri was able to show us some real-life examples of these spices, including saffron, which we were all very excited about.

Indri was efficient with setting up and he was able to make use of the space provided. Even when there was a slight issue with the amount of children/staff available to help with the face-painting, Indri remained calm and quickly came up with an alternative solution to ensure that all of the children had their face painted.

I would love to look to book for next year, however, I was mentioning to Indri, as a school we are not sure who is going to be teaching in which year group next year. As soon as I know, I will be in contact. Similarly, if it is not me who is in Year 1/2 for the India topic next year, I will be recommending your workshop for them (in high regard!).

Thank you again for all of your help in organising this event, Krishna, and a huge thank you to Indri too for all of his hard work in putting the day together.

Take care,

Abbie 😆

Driffield Church of England VS School

Hello Krishna,

The children had a wonderful time with Indri yesterday. The children were buzzing about what they had experienced. They were given a great introduction to Hinduism and enjoyed listening to the stories and dancing.
We are interested in booking you for next year and we will be in touch soon. I am very happy to recommend you to other schools in the area.

Many Thanks

Joanne

Cockernhoe Endowed C of E Primary School

Dear Krishna,

I would just like to say thank you. The children at Cockernhoe School had a fabulous day. The display and resources were fantastic and really well presented we enjoyed the colourful presentation and the lovely stories which they promoted. During the parent assembly Idri talked a lot about the similarities between other religions and in particular towards Christianity, we have not asked the parents before and as a Church school were a little apprehensive of their opinion, they really enjoyed the presentation. KS1 enjoyed the event very much, they enjoyed the dressing up most, the children love interacting and role playing the stories. KS2 also enjoyed their afternoon of Hinduism.

A little feedback from the KS1 children –

I loved the Rama and Sita story.
I liked being the Goddess of animals.
The meditations was relaxing we felt chilled.
I liked doing the actions to the story of Ganesh.
I loved the story of the cow that cried.
It was fantastic, I really love how they dress.
The best bit was where he said ‘Meditation.’
We had a wonderful Hindu experience at Cockernhoe, as we did two years ago, and I am sure we will be in touch very soon to book another.

Thank you once again for your time and energy with the planning and correspondence, very well organised. it has been a pleasure to work with you.

Kind regards

Jane Williams

St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Congleton

Hi Krishna,

Thank you for yesterday, it was brilliant! The children learnt so much and really enjoyed the practical elements of the workshop.

We will definitely recommend you to others and be in touch about future workshops.

Many thanks

Natalie

Somersham Primary School

Hello Krishna,

A big thank you to Indri for his informative, colourful, vibrant & fun visit. The children and staff had a wonderful morning and learnt a lot. Indri held the attention of a difficult bunch of year 5/6’s who all got involved and listened attentively all morning – a testament to his superb delivery and resources. I would highly recommend your services to other schools and am hoping to book again for our KS1 children next school year when I know where Hindusim fits in to our yearly curriculum plan.

Many thanks again,

Sarah

Mrs S Furness BA (Hons)
Class Teacher
Somersham Primary School

Guilden Sutton Primary School

Email from Theresa Rainsford, Deputy HT:

Thank you so much for our fantastic workshop yesterday. All the children had a wonderful day and learned so much – they haven’t stopped talking about it! We’ll definitely be recommending your workshops to others. We will have a look at our diaries and think about booking for next year – I’ll be in touch with some dates!

 

In the meantime, here are some comments from the children about what they enjoyed or learned:

 

  • We enjoyed the stick dance (part of Holi celebrations) and we learnt about the story of Sita and Rama.
  • We always thought that there was only one god in Hinduism but I understand that there are many (but some people do think that there was one major god).
  • I enjoyed taking part in the stick dancing because it was so unlike dancing in our culture.   When I wore the man’s clothing, it gave me some idea of what it would be like wearing the clothes in a hot country
  • I loved the dancing outside as it was very different and full of energy.
  • In the stories, there were good and bad characters and it made the stories very interesting.
  • I really like the stories about Krishna and his flute-playing.
  • I enjoyed the stories that she told us also all the activities were really fun.
  • Painting our hands and faces and putting on a bindi, was educational and fun.
  • I loved painting our faces and painting our hand I also enjoyed dancing outside.
  • I enjoyed learning about Krishna as an avatar.
  • I really enjoyed the workshop on Hinduism! I learnt lots of new and interesting information. Thank you Krishna for such an amazing experience!
  • All the stories were unique and so entertaining! Thank you Krishna for giving up your time for a wonderful day.
  • Thank you so much, you taught us a lot, I really enjoyed all the stories and it was a brilliant experience.
  • Thank you Krishna, I learnt so much!
  • I REALLY enjoyed the Hinduism day and I would give it a 10/10!
  • I was surprised that most Hindus are vegetarian.
  • I didn’t know before that Hinduism originated in India.
  • I loved dressing up it was really fun, I hope we do something similar again in high school.
  • I really enjoyed the Hindu day and I would definitely recommend it to other schools.
  • I really enjoyed meditating because it got all of the stress out of me.
  • I can’t believe it’s our last time doing the Hinduism workshop, thank you I enjoyed it very much!
  • I really enjoyed the Hinduism day and learnt a lot.
  • I loved it when we did the stick dancing and when you told us about the god and the demi gods.
  • I loved all the magical stories!
  • I didn’t know before that not all Hindus believe in exactly the same things.
  • I enjoyed learning that some Hindus believe in one god and some believe in lots.
  • I liked it when we talked about animals. Hindus drink milk from cows that they own and they are sacred.
  • I thought it was great that important people keep cool with a fan made from yak’s hair!
  • I was surprised that Hindus believe in more than one god.

St Michael’s RC Primary School, Chatham

The children really enjoyed themselves and took away lots from the workshops, Indri was amazing! As  for next year we haven’t timetabled it yet but will definitely be using you again. My head has passed an email around local schools so hopefully you will hear from them.

 

Kind regards and thank you

 

Mrs Collins