|Last Tuesday our school
had a visit from the Gyuto monks from India.
When I arrived at school
everyone went to the Whales' Room (Yr5/6) to meet the monks. First we learnt
how to say good morning in Tibetan: "Tashi Delah".
Next we could ask questions
and found out that they get sick like us; the master is in his 50s and
the others are 40, 30 and 20 years old.
The monks then sang a strong
chant for us. The translator was funny and he thinks he looks like Jacky
Chan. After he had a few jokes with us we broke up into small groups. My
group made flowers out of coloured butter. Then we did Tibetan finger knitting
with the Master Monk. He made me a bracelet and a
After we had lunch we went
to the Starfish Room (Yr3/4 our class) to draw and colour mandalas.
The last activity was really
cool. They made a trumpet shape out of cardboard, then put sand in it and
on our desks we drew mandalas with the sand.
It was a long day and I enjoyed
every minute of the monks' visit.