World Faith Workshops
In November a group of Muslims, Christians, Hindus and Sikhs from Years 8-10 were asked to be involved with Derby Diocese’s World Faith days. Before the event we met together in small groups to plan and create workshops about our different faiths and what they mean to us. We then presented them over two days to different Church of England primary schools from Derbyshire.
There were workshops throughout the day on the different faiths. We explained what our faith meant to us and what it meant to be a person of our faith in Nottingham today. For the Islam presentation we talked about how we follow our faith and we showed them how we pray. For the Hindu workshop we showed them to make Diya lamps which we use to celebrate Diwali. In the Christian presentation we explained what are faith meant to us and played a game guessing what the item was in the box which we then explained the importance of that item to the Christian religion. The items were linked to Holy Communion. In the Sikh presentation we explained what it was like living as a Sikh today and how the family were involved in their local Gurdwara and serving the local community. Then we all answered any of the questions the children had about what are faith meant.
Although it was quite tiring being teachers for the day(!), we really enjoyed being able to teach others about our faith and the experience helped us to get to know our own religion better.
Rose Bell, Vidisha Chowdhury, Aiman Mirza