World faiths at Gosberton Academy

Sheila Markham talks to children about Judaism. SG080217-110TW
Sheila Markham talks to children about Judaism. SG080217-110TW
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World faiths converged in a small corner of Gosberton when schoolchildren had some special visitors.

Among those attending the multi-faith day at Gosberton Academy were Sheila Markham, Ramila Chaunan and Surinder Kaur, who displayed sacred objects and artefacts from major religions.

Ramila Chaunan talked to pupils about Hinduism. (SG080217-111TW)

Ramila Chaunan talked to pupils about Hinduism. (SG080217-111TW)

Sheila spoke about Judaism, the oldest of the three Abrahamic faiths which also include Christianity and Islam.

Judaism originated in the Middle East about 3,500 years ago.

Ramila talked about Hinduism, the religion of the majority of people living in India and Nepal, and the faith has more than 900 million adherents around the world.

Surinder spoke about Sikhism, which is estimated to have 20million followers worldwide, and was founded in the Punjab district of what is now India and Pakistan in the 16th Century.

Pupils learned about Sikhism from Surinder Khan. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG080217-112TW

Pupils learned about Sikhism from Surinder Khan. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG080217-112TW