Visitor Opinions – Schools (2005)

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We were made to feel valued and welcomed. The Mandir stunned the children, and adults have all gained a great deal. The spirituality and sacred beauty of the temple have had a wonderful impact. Thank you. A well resourced and supportive experience.

Graham Cooksey
Glebe Primary School
Middlesex
8 Dec 2005

We had a wonderful visit. The Mandir is beautiful. We especially enjoyed the prayers at 11.45am. It was a very special visit for us. Thank you so much.

Mrs Tunkell
Courtland School
London
5 Dec 2005

Our trip was very efficiently organised from start to finish. Our pupils really enjoyed the building & its wonderful atmosphere. Thank you for allowing us to visit; this was a special day for our students.

Val Tunwell
West Lea School
London
15 Nov 2005

The Mandir had a very calm atmosphere conveying the message to the children that it was a really special place. It was a very good experience for all the children and the adults. The shop was excellent.

Margret Gordon
Slip End Lower School
Bedfordshire
9 Nov 2005

I am writing to you to tell you what I thought about our recent visit to your Mandir with my school.
I found your temple very impressive when I first saw it. The great, carved marble in the temple was unbelievable! All the work that had gone into it was amazing – and what a result! Your religion views on teamwork, caring and life is really inspiring. Visiting your temple was an amazing experience and I learnt so much from it.
I found your exhibition very useful and very cool. The fact that India had invented the number zero was a funny new fact that I learnt that day! Yes, I did actually read the stuff on the exhibition walls!
Thank you for giving us all the opportunity to see what your religion and beliefs are about. I certainly feel a new respect for other cultures now. I appreciate this chance, and once again thank you.
I hope this trip helps me in my GCSE’s on R. E., and I think that when I received that blessing – it worked, because my life has been great since!

Natalie Thorne
Student
Bochunt School
Hampshire
20 Oct 2005

Thank you very much for your part in making our activities week so educational and enjoyable for the boys at Kings College. We have had very positive feedback from the staff and boys about the time they spent with you. Everyone seems to have learnt something as well as enjoying the outing.

Lucy Ogilvie
King’s College School
Southside
Wimbledon Common
London
SW19 4TT
5 July 2005

Today we visited your magnificent Mandir. . We were warmly welcomed and shown great courtesy. The guide was superb and spoke to the children on their level. They thoroughly enjoyed his slide show and yoga class! The boys were amazed by the intricate carvings and were excited to see the murti, as they had been learning about Krishna and Radha and have made a small shrine to Ganesh in the classroom. We all found aarti a very moving experience and felt privileged to be part of it.

Helen Horwood
Davenies School
Station Road, Beaconsfield
Aylesbury, Bucks
HP9 1AA
29th June 2005

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff at the Mandir for the wonderful time we had with you today. Our guide was a delight. He showed great patience with the children and did not overlook any of their questions, however trivial. We thoroughly enjoy visiting the temple every year and have made it an annual event.

The teachers and pupils
Bentworth Primary School
Bentworth Road,
Westway, London
W12 7AJ
21 June 2005

Just a short note to say thank you very much for an excellent visit last Thursday. The children had a wonderful time and found it both enjoyable and educational and the adults were taught lots too! Our guide was superb. Thank you again for a truly wonderful school visit that will take a lot a beat.

Breda Brookson
Gossops Green Primary School
Kidborough Road, Gossops Green
Horsham, West Sussex
RH11 8HW
30 May 2005

Thank you for a wonderful reception at the Neasden Mandir. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed their visit and learned a lot. This time we had more time to spend in the supermarket, and the pupils were being quite adventurous in buying lots of ingredients for Indian cookery. I had not thought of this wider cultural element of the trip.
Once again, thank you for making our day in London so worthwhile!

Diane Saywack
Head of Religious Studies
Norwich School
70 The Close
Norwich
NR1 4DD
13 April 2005

Thank you so much for the giving the staff and pupils and Francis Holland School such a beautiful experience at the Mandir yesterday. The girls were so enthralled by the visit. We hope to visit you again next year.

Shirley Gonsalves
Francis Holland School
Clarence Gate
Ivor Place
London
NW1 6XR
23 March 2005

The girls really enjoyed their visit and were fascinated by many aspects of your wonderful Mandir and the part it plays in your community. It is a wonderful opportunity for girls of all faiths to experience the wonders of other faiths.

Barbara Ruben
North London Collegiate School
Canons Drive
Edgware, Middx
HA8 7RJ
28 February 2005

A lovely calm reflect atmosphere throughout the Mandir. All children and staff enjoyed the visit.

P. Jessop
Bayford Primary School
Ashendene Road
Bayford
Letchworth
Herts
8 Feb 2005