Krishna Dasi talks about Hindu deities with students of University Academy Keighley

Krishna Dasi talks about Hindu deities with students of University Academy Keighley

Dancing with wooden sticks and dressing up were highlights of a Hindu day at University Academy Keighley.

The whole of year seven were involved in the special day to gain a greater understanding of Hinduism following their Religious Studies lessons.

The youngsters met a practising Hindu, Krishna Dasi, and dressed in traditional Hindu clothing to take part in dances and traditional greetings to show respect for each other.

There was also a question and answer session where students could ask questions about other religions.

A spokesman said: “The students found the role play very exciting and lots of fun, and learned a lot about the Hindu faith and culture.

“The most memorable moment from the day was the dancing, especially performing the Dandiya Raas where students used decorated wooden sticks to emphasise the rhythm.

“After one or two false starts everyone got the hang of it and had a lot of fun trying to remember which way round to spin and keeping time by beating the sticks together.”