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Year 5 learn about Hinduism

Year 5 were lucky to receive a visit from Dr Dixit today. She came in to talk to us about Hinduism and Diwali, which has just been celebrated around the world.
We found out lots of interesting facts such as there are over 33,000 Gods although there are 3 main Gods (Brahman the creator, Vishnu the protector and Shiva the destroyer of evil). The children handled lots of artefacts, saw the inside of a Hindu mandir (temple) and experienced the delights of henna being painted onto their hands. Normally this is done to girls just about to get married, but boys can have a simple pattern too.
The children had the opportunity to ask lots of questions, many of which were very thoughtful and showed great respect and insight for such an important religion. Our thanks go to Dr Dixit for sharing her knowledge with the children with such enthusiasm.