High Halden C of E Primary School, Ashford, Kent

Thank you for the email. Just to let you know that all of the staff and children loved the day with Indri. The children learnt a lot and had fun as well. We have some photos and a write up on our school website.

Heather Winter, Assistant Head – Inclusion

 

Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School, Bootle

Many thanks for your message. You delivered some excellent sessions and the resources were super. The children seemed enthralled.

We were delighted with everything you offered. The children will really benefit from the way you have helped to broaden their horizons.

 

Matt Byrne, Head teacher

 

Highcliffe School, Dorset

Thank you for visiting our school again. The students all really enjoyed the workshops.  They were still talking about it today.  The workshops fitted brilliantly into our day and the staff who were there throughout the day said they liked that each workshop was slightly different, as it meant that though the students all had a similar experience they all had something individually tailored to their group as well.  It was also nice to see some of our usually reluctant students fully participating.

Leona Downie, Head of Humanities

 

Royal Masonic School for Girls, Hertfordshire

Indriyesha successfully created a positive human link between ideas and practise, and the Year 10 girls gained more knowledge and awareness of Hinduism.  Thank you for a very engaging session.

Janet McCurdy, Life Skills Coordinator, Royal Masonic School for Girls, Hertfordshire

Suffolk County

The work Krishna does with schools shines a light on Hinduism. Through the use of artefacts, music and simple resources she shows how to make Hinduism accessible to learners of all ages. Her work draws on the visual and kinaesthetic and is an enchanting route into greater insight into this religion. Teachers have loved her work and I am recommending her to other schools and local authorities.

Mary Myatt, Advisor for RE

St Paul’s Peel CE Primary School

Indri’s workshop was magical and the Year 4 children were rapt. We had a truly wonderful morning.  The children took on board the spiritual element and are still talking about the stories they heard.  The photographs we took were used in an assembly on the workshop presented by our class, when the children retold their experiences.  Thank you for giving the children so much.

Lisa Denney, Year 4 Teacher

Saxmundham Primary School

Krishna’s style of sharing information about her faith is very open and personal, and wonderfully supported by her wide range of artefacts, many of which were available at our INSET evening to purchase if we so wished. As a school with only a few appropriate resources prior to the visit, this was a great help too. The evening was shared with staff from three other schools, and I understand that they too felt the awareness-raising of the Hindu faith to be very worthwhile.

Elaine Hawes, Head Teacher

Kings of Wessex Academy

Just before the summer holidays, we Year 9 students were given a session with a Hindu priest called Indriyesha to celebrate Hinduism. However, the session was not as we all had expected. Indri helped the students learn meditation, and we learnt about some Hindu traditions, such as respecting all life, and giving flower garland to loved ones. Some of us were even dressed up in Hindu clothing to represent the three major Hindu gods – Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma for the boys, and their female counterparts Parvati, Lakshmi and Saraswati for the girls, complete with saris and bindi spots. The sessions were very engaging and Indri entertained us all with some amusing stories about both India and England. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we would like to thank the school for making this session possible.

Jonathan, Year 9 Student

Turriff Academy, Aberdeenshire

Krishna’s presentation on Hinduism was an excellent display of knowledge, visual content, stories, dressing up and pupil interaction. The presenter has a lovely manner with the students, explaining the Hindu concepts gently but effectively and constantly checking the understanding of the students through various means. Krishna spent three periods with our S2 pupils (age 12), which works out to be the equivalent of 240 minutes and the time just flew by. My students told me that their favourite parts where dressing up as the gods and goddesses and learning about Hindu beliefs like reincarnation and the atman (soul). Krishna’s presentation also tied in with The Aberdeenshire Framework for a 3-18 curriculum emphasising, as it does, the cultural experiences of the students. In addition to this the presentation also involved elements of A Curriculum for Excellence. I would recommend Hinduism Education Services to any teacher who wishes to expand their pupils’ experiences and also their own, as it also acts as a delightful piece of CPD.

Stephanie Chalmers, Principal Teacher of Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies

St Ivo School, Cambridgeshire

Year 7 were very impressed with the workshop that was delivered by Indriyesha today.   The students thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, the information given, the lovely mix of colours and materials that they were allowed to wear, and being able to participate in the wedding ceremony.  They enjoyed their learning by actually experiencing the culture firsthand. St Ivo were very happy with what Indri delivered today and I am sure that we will be touch for this to happen next year too.

Keri Barkway, RE Teacher