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Schools and Visits – Week Commencing 6th June 2016

A fantastic start to the second half of the Summer term with over 618 visitors to the Open Centre, along with 21 workshops, 2 assemblies and the new mobile exhibition package was out too.

On Monday All Saints’ C of E School, in Matlock brought over 270 pupils to all the local places of worship. These are just a few comments from the different teachers;

Jon Abbott – Teacher – Year 3  “A great tour of the church” 10/10.

Isabel Webb – Teacher – Year 4  “Very informative.”

Sian Arnold – Teacher – Year 6 “Super host. Very knowledgeable and child friendly. Interactive with children so they didn’t have to sit too long.”

In the afternoon, we visited Granby Junior School for the first of three visits this week. Year 5 children took part in two Haj workshops.

Tuesday was an extremely busy day with Derby Grammar School bringing 14 students to visit the Sikh Gurdwara. Shortly after, Chellaston Junior School also visited the Gurdwara with 56 children in year 4.

Eckington School near Sheffield had a faith talk about Hinduism.

Curbar Primary School in Hope Valley brought 68 year 3 and 4 children to visit the Mosque and take part in two cookery workshops.

Lynsey Gregory – Teacher commented  “Mosque visit very informative – fantastic how it was put across to the children. Cookery was delicious.”

Granby Junior School took part in their second set of workshops for the week with three Passover workshops for their year 3 children.

On Wednesday, Barlborough Primary School brought 67 children to visit the Sikh Gurdwara and take part in two marriage workshops and two cookery workshops.

Staff visited Buxton Infants, where the children took part in two Jewish Story Telling workshops and two Jewish Scroll Making workshops.

Meanwhile Milford Primary School visited the Hindu Temple with 24 of their Key Stage 1 children.

On Thursday, Chancel Primary received a Faith talk about Hinduism.

Chelleston Junior School returned with a further 60 children in year 4 to visit the Sikh Gurdwara. Melbourne Junior School also visited the Gurdwara

Barlborough Primary School also returned, but this time with their year 5 and year 6 children (59) to take part in two faith badge making workshops and two Haj workshops whilst also visiting the Mosque.

On Friday, Riddings Junior School took part in a Arabic Calligraphy workshops whilst Granby Junior School had their final visit from the Open Centre to take part in two marriage workshops.

The new Mobile Exhibition Package (Silver) was also out at Weston On Trent Primary School for the week.

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