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Hinduism Day

A serine calm descended on UAK in June while the whole of Year 7 were involved in a special day to learn more about Hinduism.

Students have been looking at Hinduism in Religious Studies recently so by meeting a practicing Hindu, Krishna Dasi, and participating in the activities the students could engage with what they had been studying with more understanding.

Among the activities, students were involved in dressing up in traditional Hindu clothing and taking part in dances and traditional greetings to show respect for each other.  There was also a useful question and answer session were students could ask questions about other religions.

The students found the role play very exciting, lots of fun and learned a lot about the Hindu faith and culture.

The most memorable moment from the day was the dancing especially performing the Dandiya Raas where students used decorated wooden sticks to emphasise the rhythm.  After one or two False starts everyone got the hang of it and had a lot of fun trying to remember which way round to spin and keeping time by beating the sticks together.  Watch out Bollywood….UAK might have the next generation of dancers!