Our School

At Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara we offer all students an interactive learning experience that cultivates the inherent potential that exists within every child. Through experimenting, creating and experiencing, students develop a true passion for learning about all aspects of the Sikh faith, be it language, history, martial arts, music or Gurbani.

Our volunteer teachers are experts in their fields and dedicated to ensuring your child is instilled with a lifelong desire to continue learning.

Tell me and I forget
Teach me and I may remember
Involve me and I LEARN

Available courses

Akath Katha & Naam Simran

In the Sikh faith, we believe that life has a purpose. This purpose, as described by Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, is to meet God during this lifetime.

The teachings within Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji are from those who have met God. These teachings describe how to do Simran (meditate), explain the obstacles on the journey to God and how to navigate around these.

Each week the teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji are explained in detail through Akath Katha and practiced collectively by the congregation through Naam Simran.

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Every Sunday
12:00-1:00 pm in English
1:00-3:00 pm in Punjabi
All welcome

Punjabi

At the Gurdwara, children and adults are offered the opportunity to learn the language on which the writings in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji are based.

Teaching is structured to enable students toachieve GCSE and A-Level qualifications, with most students going on to achieve an A/A* grade. Classes are taught by expert volunteer teachers in purpose-built classrooms.

Learning Punjabi provides students with a stepping stone to be able to understand the message of Gurbani for themselves.

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Every Sunday
8:30-10:30 am
Ages 6 to Adult*

*Adult class caters for all abilities including complete beginner

Sikh History

Throughout history, it has been the action of those who had the courage to stand in the face of tyranny that has allowed us to have the freedoms we enjoy today.

We present children taking part in Punjabi classes with the opportunity to learn about the sacrifices and courage of their forefathers. This is in the form of a 2 year course. Covering history from the first Sikh Guru through to modern day events in Sikh history.

Children are taught to think critically when presented with sources as well as placing sources in context based on the teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Children are taught these skills through a variety of forms including art, role play, poetry and presentation.

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Every Sunday
8:30-10:30 am
Ages 6 to 18

Kirtan & Tabla

Kirtan means “singing the praises of God” and is often accompanied by music using traditional instruments.

We offer children the chance to learn Indian instruments such as the harmonium and tabla. Children are taught by skilled volunteer teachers who cover classes at beginner and intermediate levels.

Proficient students are given the opportunity to perform kirtan and tabla on stage on Sundays.

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Every Saturday
5:30-7:30 pm
Ages 6 to Adult

Gurbani Santhiya

Reading and listening to Gurbani is a key daily requirement for Sikhs as Gurbani teaches the mind how to return to its home and merge with God.

Progressing from Punjabi classes, students are taught to improve their recitation of Gurbani. Once proficient, students progress to Sehaj Path and Akhand Path Sewa, where students  recite hymns from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

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Alternate Saturdays
5:30-7:30 pm
Ages 16 to Adult

Gatka

Students develop their confidence in Sikh martial arts techniques under the expert guidance of an instructor with over 25 years of experience.

The martial arts they are taught are the same as those introduced by Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji and taught to the Sikh warriors which students learn about in Sikh History classes. Classes combine both fitness, strength and Gatka training.

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Senior Class
Every Friday
Female: 6:30-8:00 pm
Male: 8:00-9:00 pm
Ages 13 to Adult

Junior Class
Every Sunday
4:00-5:00 pm
Ages 8 to 12