Gurukula is a term used in Sanskrit to reference a spiritual school. Srila Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krishna Movement, saw these kind of schools as the basis for improving future generations of society.
Our aim is that children grow with strong character and devotion, and are confident in their beliefs, secure in themselves and bright.
The culture that is central to the Gurukula is one of faith and nurture. The faith element is about believing in our children, challenging and encouraging them to achieve their potential. That is why nurture is so important in order that children grow with confidence and they have the freedom to be themselves and to express their opinions and thoughts.
I spent some of the best days of my life at the Gurukula. I truly owe a huge debt of gratitude to the teachers and community for giving me the opportunity to spend every day in a safe, loving, colourful environment that nurtured my abilities and gave me a priceless foundation for the rest of my life.
Sometimes in life you don’t realize how important something is until you don’t have it anymore. For me that was the Gurukula. I had amazing friends, supportive teachers and the kind temple community. Those people helped me so much through the start of my life and I took it all for granted until I went to secondary school. So I just want to say a huge thank you to all those people who helped me and who are still helping me now.
I am so so thankful for my time in the Gurukula. I wasn’t aware at the time how unique and wonderful the school was, and the impact it was going to have on me throughout the rest of my life. It created in me a strong backbone of faith in the morals and lessons I was brought up with, as they were all practically shown in my beautiful teachers by the way they lived their lives and interacted with us.
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Bhaktivedanta Manor Primary School is in the process of transition to Gurukula - The Hare Krishna Primary School.
This school is under new proprietorship and has a new name, but still holds the same values and ethos of Bhaktivedanta Manor School with similar staff and at the same location at the Hilton property just down the road from Bhaktivedanta Manor.
For more information about this transition and what it means feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org