After completing a half-term unit of work on Sikhism, our Year 8 students had the opportunity to meet Cloud Singh in their RE lessons.
Cloud is a white British convert to the Sikh faith and works for the North East Sikh Service. He answered questions from our students about the impact of Sikhism on his life, why he became a Sikh, the Sikh community and what it is like living as a Sikh in Britain in the 21st century.
As well as answering our students' questions, Cloud also explained the aspects of racism he has encountered and elaborated on stereotypes to remind our students of their responsibility to be tolerant and respectful of everyone, regardless of faith.
Mr Welch, Head of RE, said: "This visit fits very well with our next unit of work on exploring prejudice, racism and discrimination. Cloud is an exceptional role model and patiently responded to a large number of questions. His visit has significantly deepened our students' knowledge and understanding of Sikhism and it was great to see the group challenge him with many profound questions. Our Year 8 students are a credit to the school."