Visitor Opinions – Schools (2009)

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A very well presented and inspirational day. I shall be able to enhance my teachings of Hinduism as I now have a greater understanding of the basic principles.

Louise Boylan
Davenies Boys Prep School

A wonderful place. Spiritual and educationally, it provides a significant experience to year 6. For teachers, there is a great welcome and a lot of help.

Alec Synge
Head of RE
Holmewood House School
East Sussex

Three words to sum up our feelings about the visit. Generous: The spirit of the volunteers and staff – the way we were made welcome. Magnificent: The sacrifices and energy of so many people – what an achievement. Tranquillity: We were fortunate to be in a place where we felt closer to God, able to reflect and feel at ease.

Martin Bates
St. Andrew’s Primary School
Enfield, Middlesex
20 January 2009

It was an exceptional trip and gave the girls much food for thought. It combined a deep sense of spirituality with detailed information that was most enlightening.

Alex Cornelius
Deputy Headteacher
Putney Park School
Putney, London
22 January 2009

We were all moved by the beauty of the Mandir. The pupils were amazed and inspired. It is a very calming place.

Sudha Patel
Key Stage 2 Manager
Clifton Primary School
Southall, Middlesex
11 February 2009

The students were very impressed with the whole set up and the academy can not thank you enough for all the time and effort that was given.

S J Mustill
Teacher of Religious Studies
Greensward Academy
Hockley, Essex
19 February 2009

The girls and staff were really impressed with the welcome and the beauty and the depth of what we all experienced at the Swaminarayan Mandir. The Arti ceremony was such a memorable experience, and the girls could not stop talking about the beauty of the Mandir.
I was very impressed with the quality of the worksheets on your website and they really helped the girls to focus and make the most of the time in the exhibition. The girls were touched by the warmth, reverence and joyfulness of the morning ceremony and we all learned so much about the Hindu faith and culture thanks to the excellent worksheets and exhibition.

Maria Cristina White-da Cruz
Religious Studies
Queen’s Gate School
2 March 2009

I can safely say that we were all pleasantly surprised at the grandeur of the Mandir. I was taken aback by the level of beautiful craftsmanship. The Mandir was not only a place of worship, but a work of art.

Peter Hamilton
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School
20 March 2009

It was a very well organised morning. Each section was just the right length for this age group. The children really enjoyed it.

Miss Anna Watkins
Class Teacher
West Twyford Primary School
31 March 2009

As the class teacher of our 28 seven and eight year olds, we were delighted and inspired by the personal attention you gave to our every need. The children certainly gained from our visit by the very spiritual feeling you gave us in your care and attention. We very much appreciated the extra time you allowed us in your fantastic exhibition as we did not feel rushed at all and used the worksheets your site provided to achieve a great first understanding of your faith for the children.

Sandy Renshaw
Class Teacher
St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School
2 October 2009