Sir John Leman

Perfect for our learners, whom had never been to a Hindu place of worship before and an excellent contrast to Swaminaryan with regards to being Hindu yet a different denomination within Hinduism.

Everything was just fantastic and our students thought the world of everyone they came into contact with. It was simply brilliant and a trip that we will most definitely be repeating. Thank you for having us! – Yr 10 January 2017 visit

Notre Dame 2016 Thank you notes

Dunmow St. Mary’s Primary

October 2016 visit feedback from the Year 5 class teacher

Seeing the shrine
Score: 5
Strength: It was a pleasure to hear the children of Bhaktivedanta Manor School singing and playing music at the end. It was a powerful experience for our children who don’t often experience that kind of communal joy.

Organisation on the day, including timetable
Score: 5
Strength: A very warm greeting, everybody was very generous with their time and the children were absolutely enthralled with every activity.

Everybody was very accommodating. We were really happy with the day you planned for us and the activities you were able to offer.

A fantastic visit, I hope we can organise another the next time we look at this topic!

 

Nobel School

June 2016 year 8 feedback

Booking procedure
Score: 5
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Organisation on the day, including timetable
Score: 5
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Main presentation(s)
A) Pitching for audience (for age, background, etc)
Score: 5
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B) Relevance and accessibility
Score: 4
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C) Academic or information content
Score: 4
Strength: The meditation sessions were particularly enjoyable and the students have been very positive in their feedback. Tulsi’s explanation of the Atman etc was very relevant. A little more information on Krishna himself – festivals stories etc would be quite interesting.
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Tours and cart rides
Score: 5
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Dressing-up workshops
Score: 5
Strength: The students and staff thoroughly enjoyed this.
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Seeing the shrine
Score: 5
Strength: Wonderful
Suggestions: The students did comment that it would have been interesting to speak to the pujari and ask questions. Maybe a few minutes could be given to this before lunch. We would be happy to arrive a little earlier in future to accommodate this.

Lunch
Score: 5
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Face painting
Score: 4
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Souvenir/resource shop
Score: 5
Strength: students really appreciated the opportunity to purchase a reminder of their visit.
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Hospitality and friendliness
Score: 5
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Value for money
Score: 5
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The overall visit
Score: 5
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Further Comment
An excellent time was had by staff and students alike, on both days. We have already booked our visits for next year June. The students have all been very positive and thrilled in respect of the welcome that was extended to them. Thank you so very much.

Royal Masonic School for Girls

May 2016 feedback form

Booking procedure
Score: 5
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Organisation on the day, including timetable
Score: 5
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Main presentation(s)
A) Pitching for audience (for age, background, etc)
Score: 5
Strength: Lovely range of activities for the year group
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B) Relevance and accessibility
Score: 4
Strength: The hands on sessions were good
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C) Academic or information content
Score: 4
Strength: The Trimurti and focus on vegetarianism was well explained. They got a good understanding of the growth of UK Hare Krishna movement.
Suggestions: Would have liked more detail on the arti ceremony and the main shrine itself

Tours and cart rides
Score: 4
Strength: Girls enjoyed the cart rides and meeting the animals.
Suggestions: More explanation of why the sacred basil is so important and how it is used for worship may have been beneficial.

Dressing-up workshops
Score: 5
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Seeing the shrine
Score: 3
Strength: Lovely to see the congregation in action
Suggestions: It would have been good to have gone through the shrine and arti ceremony in more detail

Lunch
Score: 5
Strength: Fabulous food, everyone responded really positively.
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Face painting
Score: 5
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Souvenir/resource shop
Score: 5
Strength: Really good range of items for them, pitched very well.
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Hospitality and friendliness
Score: 5
Strength: Very warm welcome and excellent hosts throughout
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Value for money
Score: 5
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The overall visit
Score: 5
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Further Comment
Students were very positive about the day, they really enjoyed it! All the staff involved were very approachable and balanced learning and fun. Our staff very positive about the day too! Please send our thanks to all involved, we had a wonderful visit.

Galley Hill Primary & Nursery

February 2016 trip feedback form:
Booking procedure
Score: 5
Strength: All information was clear and easily accessible.Organisation on the day, including timetable
Score: 5
Strength: The day was very well organised with the children being moved between activities at pace so that they never got bored. The balance of different types of activities was perfect to maintain their interest and educate them.
Suggestions:Main presentation(s)
A) Pitching for audience (for age, background, etc)
Score: 5
Strength: Excellent – the children were engaged throughout and were spoken to in a manner that they could understand but was not patronising.
Suggestions:B) Relevance and accessibility
Score: 5
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C) Academic or information content
Score: 5
Strength: Thank you for providing the children with lots of information about Hinduism in general in addition to your specific beliefs and practices. The children were reminded about learning from school, which was brought to life for them, and learnt lots of new information. The information was delivered in a way that it was clear you were talking about your beliefs without any suggestion that you were pushing them onto others in any way.
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Tours and cart rides
Score: 5
Strength: The children (and adults) LOVED the cart rides and feeding the cows. We were also lucky enough to see the cows being milked. The grounds tour was really interesting. We really liked the opportunity for the children to move freely around the George Harrison Memorial Garden where they were safely contained!
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Dressing-up workshops
Score: 5
Strength: What an amazing experience! The children were not pushed into doing anything they were not comfortable with but most fully engaged in this activity.
Suggestions: It would have been nice if the girl’s faces had been painted to co-ordinate with when they were wearing their saris for the full look but we of course understand that time constraints do not allow for this!

Seeing the shrine
Score: 5
Strength: How lucky we were to see the children from the school chanting and playing instruments in the shrine area – thank you.
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Lunch
Score: 5
Strength: Delicious – so many more of the children tried it and enjoyed it than we, or they, expected. I think it was really sensible to bring the chips out later than the rest of the food to encourage them to try something new first. Thank you to everybody who cooked and served us.
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Face painting
Score: 5
Strength: Thanks for letting even us adults have our faces painted!
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Hospitality and friendliness
Score: 5
Strength: You could have not been more friendly and welcoming. The people who led our experience MADE it for us. Thank you from all of us who came for welcoming us so amazingly into your temple and treating us so wonderfully.
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Value for money
Score: 5
Strength: The school funded this trip as we feel it is very important for the children to have such experiences. We feel that we got an excellent experience for what we paid.
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The overall visit
Score: 5
Strength: Fantastic! We would certainly repeat this trip.
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Further Comment
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! This trip met all of its objectives perfectly and the children came back to school so very positive about their experience. Please pass on our thanks to all who made it so wonderful. We hope to come back soon!

     

The Henrietta Barnett School

Year 7 – December 2015

Booking procedure
Score: 5
Strength: Very helpful

Organisation on the day, including timetable
Score: 5
Strength: Everyone was excellent a really well organized day especially as we were late arriving

Main presentation(s)
A) Pitching for audience (for age, background, etc)
Score: 5
Strength: The talk was excellent pitched at the right level and the students were very engaged . The speaker is an excellent communicator.

B) Relevance and accessibility
Score: 5
Strength: Excellent

C) Academic or information content
Score: 5
Strength: Excellent

Tours and cart rides
Score: 5
Strength: Very enjoyable

Dressing-up workshops
Score: 5
Strength: Very enjoyable

Seeing the shrine
Score: 5
Strength: Well explained

Lunch
Score: 5
Strength: Excellent all the students enjoyed it

Face painting
Score: 5
Strength: Very enjoyable

Souvenir/resource shop
Score: 5
Strength: A very nice range of affordable items

Other feature Name
Score: 5
Strength: Willingness to adapt and deal with the timing situation

Hospitality and friendliness
Score: 5
Strength: Very warm and friendly

Value for money
Score: 5
Strength: Good the coach is the most expensive part of the visit

The overall visit
Score: 5
Strength: As ever a really lovely day for staff and students

Further Comment
Thank you all for making it such an enjoyable day a super end to the term and a great start to the holiday

Comberton Village School

Year 10 Trip – December 2015

Booking procedure
Score: 5
Strength: Easy to use
Suggestions: I couldn’t find anywhere to alter information once submitted.

Organisation on the day, including timetable
Score: 5
Strength: Perfectly balanced, clearly set out and easy to follow.
Suggestions: I cannot falter the organisation in any way.

Main presentation(s)
A) Pitching for audience (for age, background, etc)
Score: 5
Strength: This was by far one of the best visits we have had with you, perfect for their age and knowledge.

B) Relevance and accessibility
Score: 5
Strength: All activities were accessible by all students.

C) Academic or information content
Score: 5
Strength: The content was great, just what we were after.

Tours and cart rides
Score: 4
Strength: Lovely route around the gardens and house.
Suggestions: The guides were at times difficult to hear over the planes and the squabbling ducks.

Dressing-up workshops
Score: 5
Strength: I think you coped amazingly well with the sheer volume of girls we had trying to get dressed in one tiny room.

Seeing the shrine
Score: 5
Strength: Fantastic experience for all students.
Suggestions: The microphone failed and some students towards the back had difficulty hearing.

Lunch
Score: 5
Strength: Thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Face painting
Score: 5

Souvenir/resource shop
Score: 5

Hospitality and friendliness
Score: 5

Value for money
Score: 5

The overall visit
Score: 5

Further Comment
Thank you once again for a fantastic day. Your hospitality and kindness is much appreciated.

Ley Hill School

It was a wonderful day, the children learnt so much about diversity and religious education, so much more than from a book!

Many aspects of the NC were covered not only for RE but PSCHE, History, Music, Geography and even Science. The children learnt a great deal. It was perfectly pitched for year 4. All the children were engaged and interested, everyone had fun.

Seeing the Oxon close up was a real treat. The George Harrison garden was also beautiful. It was lovely for the children to find the verses of the song in the garden.

Everyone was very warm, friendly and polite. We have never had such a super school trip. We were treated like special guests.
Wonderful little gifts to take home. Great value for money especially the amazing hot meal.
The best school trip we have ever had. We will definitely repeat this next year!

Year 4 visit – October 2015

St. Columbas College

Everything was really enjoyable and our students learnt a lot. Once again, all the staff at the temple are fantastic, enormously friendly and welcoming. It is a great trip and we are enormously grateful so thank you!
Year 8 Visit October 2015