Post-16 students studying A-Level RE went to Walsall today for a bespoke faith trail designed to take them through the places of worship of major faiths in the UK.

The visit included a Hindu Mandir, a Muslim Mosque, a Sikh Gurdwara and Walsall’s historic St Mathews Church.

Students got a first-hand opportunity to see faith in action. They meditated at the mandir, learnt about the five pillars of Islam at the mosque, saw Sewa (selfless service) in action at the gurdwara and discovered the work the church does to support their local community.

Harjinder Nahal, RE teacher and trip organiser, said: “All students enjoyed the chance to experience new places of worship and see how the lives of others are influenced by their faith. We are very grateful to the faith communities that supported today’s visit.”