The Indian Experience
Brought to you by Sunita Patel
Winner "Best In Cultural Education" 2020/2021 & 2022/2023 - Central England Prestige Awards
Winner - "Best Educational Cultural Workshop Provider" 2023 - SME News - Midlands Enterprise Awards
“We aim to Educate and Inspire”
“Our workshops are fun, invigorating and exciting”
“We bring the topics of India and Hinduism alive”
“We are extremely proud to be able to help with delivering a Multi-Cultural experience in schools”
Welcome to our website, we hope that it gives you an insight into “The Indian Experience” which is a set of workshops based around the topics of India & Hinduism that we deliver in schools.
Sunita can show you how she prays, teach you exciting Bollywood-style dances, and help you to create beautiful artwork which you can keep and display. Listen to her inspiring and thought-provoking stories of Hinduism and experience first-hand, tales of what it is like to live in India and what life is like for an Indian person living in England today.
Please visit the ‘About us’, ‘Our workshops’ and ‘A typical day’ pages to find out a little more about who we are and what we might be able to do for you, your class, and your school.
‘Religious Education (RE) makes a significant contribution to pupils’ academic and personal development. It also plays a key role in promoting social cohesion and the virtues of respect and empathy, which are important in our diverse society. However, the potential of RE was not being realised fully in the majority of the schools surveyed for this report.’
Ofsted Report (Religious education: realising the potential)
“We make sure every year that we book Sunita to come into school. She provides an enjoyable, stimulating and educational day that the kids love and where they are able to confront their own stereotypes. Thank you Sunita, your Indian Experience is invaluable to us in educating the children about other cultures as they have very little experience”.
Toby Linnett St Mary’s C of E Primary School, Melton Mowbray
“What a fantastic day! All pupils said what a great time they’d had. We were amazed at how completely involved even our severe Autistic pupils were. The approach in presentation & resources was spot on & all activities were great. Thank you so much. You’re brill!”
Kate Isaacs. The Priory Special School, Spalding. - Secondary School - "Moderate Learning Difficulties"
“The children were extremely engaged in all aspects of the workshop, even children who sometimes find it difficult to focus. Children were buzzing after the dancing and were eager to talk about their experiences to their friends. It has really been such a beneficial experience for the children in developing their knowledge which has been led by an inspiring practitioner. Many thanks”.
Claire Gray Spalding Primary School
“A fantastic, hands on session which brought elements of Indian cultures and traditions to life for the children. A real memory making workshop!”
Lisa Wright, Year 3/4 Teacher. Gonerby Hill Foot C of E Primary School, Grantham
“An absolutely fantastic and thoroughly enjoyable experience. The children were blown away by the experiential dancing, colourful resources and delightful story telling, which was such a perfect start to our Hinduism topic! I would whole heartedly recommend “The Indian Experience” to any school. The learning that emerged from it was superb. Thank you once again Mr & Mrs Patel. Kindest regards Jon Brown.”
Mr Jon Brown, Deputy Head. Rauceby Primary School