Multi Faith Week - trip pictures

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1st February 2022

Every eight weeks we hold an Enrichment Week, when normal curriculum activities are replaced by special activities to enrich the development of the whole child.  

We have just celebrated Multi Faith Enrichment Week. Our Year 5 and 6 pupils visited Bradford, where they spent time in a Hindu temple and an Islamic Mosque, we then visited the UK’s largest Asian store. The children thoroughly enjoyed finding out more about these two religions and how they worship.  

Quotes from pupils: ''We learnt to share our similarities and celebrate our differences''

''It was an opportunity we wouldn't usually have''

''I liked finding out how to put on a sari''

''I loved making the clay pots to put candles in for worship''

''The stained glass windows were beautiful''

''We heard so many interesting stories from different cultures''

Our Year 3 and 4 pupils spent a day at Ripon Cathedral, here they explored the cathedral and took part in six different workshops, which included studying some of the stained glass windows and then creating their own and enjoying some magical story telling of bible stories represented in the windows and carvings of the cathedral. Cristiano rated the trip a 9.5! Our host at Ripon Cathedral said ''It was such a pleasure to welcome pupils from Thirsk yesterday; they were such a joy, so attentive and engaged''

The younger pupils did not miss out, as the Year 1 and 2 pupils visited St Marys church in Thirsk. They had a lovely walk from school to the church to meet Tracey who introduced them to the church and started with a game of eye spy! Following this they had a tour of the church learning about the altar, font, pulpit and looked at the amazing stained glass windows  discussing what they represented. When the children reached the choir stalls some of the children stood and sung a wonderful song whilst using sign language!

As well as producing some wonderfully inspired artwork and writing including Islamic art, stained glass windows, Mandalas and Rangoli art all displayed for each class in the hall, we also had a visit from Ignite to hear some stories from the bible. We had planned to have a variety of visitors to school, including Indian dancers, but unfortunately due to covid restrictions these had to be postponed. This did not dampen anyone spirits as it ended up being a great success in the end!
Year 3 and 4 visit Ripon Cathedral
Year 1 and 2 visit St Mary's Church Thirsk