Needs School’s Educational visit to Yorkshire Bhawan

Local Special Needs School’s Educational visit to Yorkshire Bhawan

12th March 2010: Following last year’s successful visit, a group of children from Chapel Grange School, paid an educational visit to the SNM Yorkshire Bhawan (UK). Chapel Grange School is a co-educational secondary special school for students aged 11-19 with a range of severe and moderate learning difficulties, including additional complex needs and autism.

The class, along with their teacher Christine Finn and Support Assistant Ian, were welcomed by local committee members and volunteers. The visit was arranged by local sangat member, Sister Mindo Ji, who works as a Teaching Support Assistant.

The group was given a guided tour of the main congregational hall by Brother Bhupinder Chohan who also introduced the ideals and philosophy of the Nirankari Mission and His Holiness' vision of world peace and unity; through love and compassion for fellow man irrespective of cast, colour or creed.

After listening carefully to the introduction, the children asked questions and then completed their task sheets which involved them writing a brief summary about the mission and also drawing and colouring pictures of what they could see around them.

Staff members with the group acknowledged and echoed the sentiments of the Nirankari Mission and were interested to comeback and learn more; they also expressed interest in participating in future SNM organized events. They thanked ALL involved for the friendly welcome and hospitality. As an appreciation of the kitchen volunteers’ efforts, the children embraced and presented them with several bouquets of flowers.

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