Education Visits

We provide Sikh educational visits to and from Primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, universities and all other educational establishments in Manchester

This service has been requested by many educational establishments, due to coach costs, pupil letters, risk assessments and logistics of bringing pupils to a Gurdwara (Sikh Temple). Therefore we can now visit your establishment and conduct an educational visit there and tailor it to your needs.

Manchester is a very multi ethnic, multi cultural and multi diverse city where Religious Education forms a major part of the curriculum. Therefore the need to promote British Values is more greater now than it has ever been.

We feel it is very important to make sure that we are all aware of the various aspects of all different religions for us to progress and prosper best in today’s society and promote religious integration and social cohesion. Our talk is cross-curricular and is relevant to PSHCE re: citizenship

This can consist of an individual class group or as a whole year group at a time.

We can provide the following to help along side the current curriculum:

  • A brief introduction into the history of Sikhism and our Gurus
  • The purpose of the Gurdwara (Sikh Temple)
  • The Sikh way of Life
  • An understanding of the Sikh Beliefs.
  • Sikh Identity – How to recognise a Sikh.
  • An overview of Sikh customs and religious symbols.
  • An outline of the major Sikh Festivals.
  • Show you how a Sikh ties his turban.
  • Hymn singing and playing on the musical Sikh instrument called the Harmonium (Waja)
  • A question and answer session

If you wish to organise a visit, please do not hesitate to contact myself (Pritpal Singh Makan) on or on 07872 593744.

The preferred method of contact would be email as it is much more efficient.

If you wish to have your visit at the Gurdwara that can be possible also. The address for the Gurdwara is Sri Guru Harkrishan Gurdwara, 12 Sherborne Street, Manchester. M3 1FE

In your email, please supply us the following information:

  • Preferred date of visit
  • Full Name and Address of School (In Manchester and surrounding area)
  • Year Group
  • Number of Pupils
  • The outline of what is required from the above list

I look forward to helping you make the best use of the educational resources available to yourselves and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Hope to see you soon and further your knowledge of Sikhism

Pritpal Singh Makan
Educational Visits Coordinator

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20 thoughts on “Education Visits

  1. Thank you very much for visiting our school Pritpal. We found the visit to be extremely informative and enriching for our children and the children enjoyed it immensely! We look forward to seeing you again!

    Many thanks, St Theresa’s Primary School, St Helens

  2. Thank you so much for your visit to our school today Pritpal.
    The children enjoyed your detailed and comprehensive knowledge about Sikhism immensley. They learnt so much and applied their knowledge brilliantly back in class. Your manner with the children was lovely and this encouraged them in their learning and thorough enjoyment of the session.
    Thank you again and we hope to see you again next year.
    Heyes Lane Primary School, Trafford.

  3. Thank you Pritpal for visiting All Saints’ Primary school today. The children in Year 1 and Year 2 and all the teachers thoroughly enjoyed the information you shared about your faith. The children will certainly have a greater understanding of Sikhism and will remember very many facts. Thank you once again for your time, we hope to see you again.
    Shelagh Hemming

    Dear Pritpal Singh Makan,
    Thank you ever so much for visiting our school this week. The children thoroughly enjoyed your visit and have talked enthusiastically to me about what they now know about Sikhism. Thank you for bringing their religion lesson to life!
    I have also had positive comments from some parents because the children have been talking to them at home about Sikhism too!
    I hope to be in touch with you again in the future to arrange another visit!
    Many Thanks,
    Joanne Billington
    All Saints’ Primary school

  4. Thankyou so much for coming to our RE Day at school. The children enjoyed learning about the Sikh religion. You taught the children lots of things in a fun way, They will remember the visit for a long time.
    Mrs Duffy
    Watersheddings Primary School

  5. Thank you Pritpal for sharing your faith with the children of Sacred Heart. Y5 thoroughly enjoyed their visit as did the members of staff, one of whom commented that you are the kind of person they strive to be like. A beautiful compliment to receive!
    Jo Botham
    Sacred Heart Primary School

    Dear Pritpal,
    Thank you so much for visiting our school. I know the children and the teachers found your visit very informative and enlightening. The children were very positive about the session and were still talking about it the next day. They most definitely learnt alot.
    Hope to see you again.
    David Long
    Sacred Heart Primary School

  6. Dear Pritpal,
    Thank you so much for coming into our school today. The teachers and children have learnt a lot from your amazing talk and have really enjoyed your visit. It was both fun and informative. We hope to see you again soon!
    Sophie Lee-Manford
    St Mary’s C of E Primary Schooll

    Thank you so much for coming into our school yesterday. The children really loved the assembly and the song definitely stuck with them all day!! The year 5 class were buzzing after their time with you and really enjoyed the session.
    Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and for sharing the story of Diwali with us.
    Thank you again and have a great week.
    Kind regards
    Selina and all at St. Mary’s

  7. Thank you so much for visiting our school, especially at such short notice, to enhance our multicultural week activities. The children had a fantastic afternoon and learnt so much about the Sikh values and beliefs. They were very curious about the religion and are still talking about the visit.
    We would love to welcome you back to our school again next year,
    Mrs Platt and Year 5
    St. Johns CE

  8. Dear Pritpal,
    Thank you so much for your visit. The children all thoroughly enjoyed the morning and learnt so much. Even the teachers were buzzing about how much they had learnt. It really helped to enhance our interfaith day activities and we hope you will visit us again some time soon in the future.
    Many Thanks,
    Iram Chaudhry
    Manchester Muslim Prep School

    I am currently enjoying a brew reminiscing over your recent visit! Massive success and a huge thank you once again!
    I also want to reiterate again how much of a pleasure it was to meet you that day, I can tell you that the children and staff were in awe of your enthusiasm!!
    Warm regards,
    Asim Ashraf
    Manchester Muslim Prep School

  9. Thank you so much for your visit to our school Pritpal. The pupils and staff found the whole experience amazing. The pupils have gained a real insight into Sikism and have been talking about and questioning things you discussed with them. It would be great to have you back again!

  10. Fantastic visit. Children loved it and came into school the next day still talking about it . Will book 2 days next year! Staff and pupils alike gained a wonderful insight into the Sikh religion. Thanks Pritpal.

  11. Pritpal visited our school as part of an SMSC Experience Day with our Year 9 pupils. He was brilliant! The feedback from staff and pupils alike was extremely positive. Comments from pupils include ‘the best part of the day was when we listened to Pritpal play the instrument and his meditation session.’ ‘I liked the Sikhism session the most because Pritpal spoke about what he believes in really well’.

    Ruksana Rasul
    Fairfield High School for Girls

  12. Thank you for a fantastically planned and delivered session on Sikhism. My Year 6 children were still buzzing and talking about it when they came back in from dinner.
    You have a brilliant manner with the children and gave lots of opportunities for the children to ask questions. They especially enjoyed the meditation session and learning how to tie a turban.
    A fantastic visit in our multi-faith week which I am sure we will be talking about for a long time.
    Thank you.

    St. Peter’s C.E. Primary School
    Ashton Under Lyne

  13. What a fantastic morning! Thank you for an informative and fun session on Sikhism. All the children thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and working with you. The activities were great and it was lovely that the children were involved in the whole session, participating in activities and asking lots of questions!! It was truly a pleasure to have you as a visitor at our school and we are already looking forward to next years faith week and your visit!

    Miss Thompson and Year 5
    Brookside Primary School, Stockport

  14. Thank you Pritpal for an engaging and interesting afternoon with our KS2 children. All involved thoroughly enjoyed your lively presenting style and we all gained much from your visit. Thanks again all at Barrow school

  15. Thank you for coming to our Multi-Cultural Week. Our Year 5 children really enjoyed learning about the Sikh religion and had a fun and interesting afternoon. We particularly enjoyed the singing! I learned a lot too!

    Karen Walker
    Butterstile Primary

  16. Thank you so much for your visiting Sacred heart today. The Year 5 children learnt so much in such a small time (two hours condensed to one). You will be glad to know that we did a follow up task in the afternoon and they all could answer everything I threw at them.

    Thanks again,
    Darren Davies
    Sacred Heart RC Primary

  17. Dear Pritpal,
    Thank you very much for visiting St Dunstan’s Primary school to help the children learn about Sikhism during Other Faiths Week.
    You were very accommodating and understanding. Your delivery to the children was age appropriate and you had great questioning skills to challenge them.
    My class (Year 1) particularly enjoyed the music and were very engaged.
    I would love to have you back in future and would highly recommend you and the amazing work you do for the community to other schools.
    Thanks again, from all of the staff and children at St Dunstan’s.

  18. Thank you for an interesting and informative session on Sikhism which was enjoyed by the pupils in Year 5.

    Manchester High School for Girls
    Prep Department

  19. Thank you for a brilliant day. All staff and children thoroughly enjoyed your workshops and learnt a lot about Sikhism. Great relationships with the children and lots of artefacts to make Sikhism come alive in school.

    Thank you again.
    Halewood CofE Primary School

  20. We arranged for Mr Pritpal Singh Makan to come in on the final day, during One World Week for our Year 4 class. The children thoroughly enjoyed the visit, especially the turban demonstration and the music. Mr Pritpal Singh Makan was engaging and the children had lots of opportunities to further develop their understanding of the Sikh religion. We had asked if the focus could be on the main celebrations. Mr Pritpal Singh Makan really brought Sikhism to life. It was a perfect way of ending our One World Week learning in depth about a different religion and culture.

    Adswood Primary School

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