At the end of last half term, both Year 5 classes had a visit to the London Buddhist Centre in Bethnal Green.
We listened to the story of the Buddha and the history of the Buddhist Centre. Our Buddhist tour guide explained how two men had set up the centre at the end of World War 2 while travelling in India.
Then, we got to visit the shrine room where a large Buddha statue could be seen.
After a while, we got to practice some meditation. First, we stretched our bodies; then we practised some deep breathing – taking notice of our breath and listening to the sound of the gong as it rang in the still room.