Thursday, 22 December 2011

Interfaith Quiz and Christmas Celebration

39 local residents joined us for our Festive party and Interfaith Quiz.

A wonderful time was experienced by all those who ventured out and joined us for our Christmas celebration and interfaith quiz.  We were pleased to see that so many local families brought out their children as it was a great opportunity for them to learn about religious diversity, in a fun atmosphere.  

Our original quiz was deemed to difficult for the large number of children who joined us.  As a consequence we decided alter the event and simply had 20 questions each on Sikhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity.  Adults were separated and told to supervise groups of around 5 Children each, who themselves had been separated from siblings.

The winning team was called "Dynamite" and pipped "Dragons and Sparkles" by 1 point in a closely contested quiz in which the lead changed hands several times.

4 Muslim families two Christian families and other local residents including a wide range of cultural identities made this event a diverse occasion.  

Quiz participants scored highly in the sections on Christianity, Sikhism and Islam but knowledge of Hinduism was limited.  One young Girl commented;

"This quiz excellent it will help with my Religious studies course"

To address the lack of knowledge of Hinduism we are inviting Ranbir Singh from the Hindu Human Rights Group to give a talk in January.

At the end of this event a game of Musical chairs was organised for the Children.  By the end of the night many adults were joining in. 

At the end of the evnt all those that attended spoke of the fun they had. 

Wilson Chowdhry said;

"It is grassrooots programmes such as this one t,hat will inculcate positive enrichment of culture in a relaxed and cohesive atmosphere."

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