As part of our RE topic in year 4, the children enjoyed a visit to the Iskcon Hindu temple in Newcastle. The children enjoyed learning about the history of the temple, how it is used by the local Hindu community, its important features and the Gods that are worshipped there. They were also interested to hear about Hindu culture, including music, clothes and food, and watch a demonstration of the prayer ritual carried out daily at the temple. One of the highlights of the visit was the experience of dressing in traditional Indian clothing, like saris and turbans, and trying out some of the instruments in a drumming workshop. The children were also able to handle many of the artefacts in the temple and have their hands painted. Another highlight was the chance to taste some home cooked Indian food which most of the children and adults thought was delicious.