On Year 7's trip to Bhaktivedanta Manor, the Year Group visited the farm and learned about how cows are sacred animals in the Hindu faith. There are 70 cows on the farm and the pupils enjoyed learning how all of them are milked by hand, whilst also having fun feeding them. The Year Group also visited the greenhouses, where a special tree is grown and the bark of the tree is used to make prayer beads. The girls asked many questions about prayer and were told there are 108 beads on one prayer chain and that they pray up to 16 times a day.
Whilst there, the girls also visited the George Harrison Memorial Garden. They were interested to learn that George Harrison gifted the house and grounds to the community. The garden was very beautiful and parts of it were dedicated to some of his most famous songs.
The Year Group also had a very informative presentation on the Hindu religion. They learned a lot about the Hindu scriptures, reincarnation and the Hindu gods. One of the highlights of the trip was being able to dress up as Hindu gods and goddesses. The girls had the opportunity to wear Saris and to watch the Priest perform the Arti ceremony in the main shrine. The pupils enjoyed a delicious lunch and had their faces painted too; an extremely fun and educational day out.