Sikhism School Workshop
Explore Sikh Religion, Culture and Festivals
Sikhism is a Humanitarian religion founded at the end of the 15th Century on the Indian Subcontinent.
Our interactive and multi-sensory workshops explore Sikhism & Sikh culture with education, art, music & dance.
Workshops promote understanding of diversity and other cultures.
Children build on their natural enthusiasm for movement to music and creativity, developing skills of coordination.
In the next section are topics covered in Sikhism School Workshops. These can be tailored to meet the individual needs of each school, so do get in touch to discuss your proposed workshop.
What is Sikhism?
Sikhism is an Indian Humanitarian religion founded by Guru Nanak around 500 years ago in a place called the Punjab on the Indian Subcontinent. It is one of the youngest of the world's major religions.
What do Sikhs believe?
Sikhs believe in one God who guides and protects them. Core beliefs of Sikhism are: everyone is equal before God, live honestly, work hard, treat everyone equally, be generous to those less fortunate than you, and serve others.
Where did the Sikh faith begin?
Guru Nanak is the founder of Sikhism. Guru means ‘Teacher’. Sikhism is still based on his teachings. Sikh people wear 5 items to show their devotion. Known as the ‘5 K’s', we discuss these further in our workshops.
Where do Sikh's Workship?
The Sikh place of worship is called a Gurdwara which is any building where the holy book (Guru Granth Sahib) is kept.
The Golden Temple in India is the holiest site in Sikhism. Located in Amritsar, every Sikh tries to make at least one pilgrimage here during their lifetime.
In the United Kingdom, Sikhs usually go to the Gurdwara on Sundays. During the services they listen to teachings from the Gurus and say prayers. The service ends with a shared meal from the community kitchen.
Sikh Culture & Festivals
One of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar is Vaisakhi, a spring festival which happens in April every year. Originally a harvest festival in the Punjab it is now Sikhism's most important festival celebrating the Sikh New Year as well as the birth of Sikhism.