Presentations Available to Schools
ISKCON Educational Service staffs are trained in giving presentations on all aspects of Hinduism, either from a broad perspective or from our own standpoint within the tradition. Whether we are hosting you at our temple or visiting your school, our teaching programmes are tailor-made to suit your specific requirements.

Presentations to Primary Schools

Opportunities available

As representatives of ISKCON Educational Services, we offer the following services to schools:

Temple visits or providing a guest visitor to your school

  • Discussions on Vedic (Hindu) culture and Philosophy, with artefacts, anecdotal stories and audience participation. Topics include: animals, art, buildings, customs, dress, food, holy men, music, religious beliefs, and rituals, weather. Question and answer sessions included.

  • Dressing up in Indian costume and face painting.

  • Demonstration of the traditional arati ceremony worship as practiced by Hindus.
  • Playing of Indian musical instruments.
  • Workshops: e.g. making garlands and lamps for the shrine, mock weddings.
  • A Story. Tales from Ramayana, Mahabharata, Panca-Tantra etc. Basic morality might be included (e.g., why we should not tell lies). Children can be involved in dressing up, role-play etc.
  • Prashad: traditional vegetarian lunch (temple only) or sample of food
  • Temple shop offering a variety of souvenirs and artefacts for both students and teachers

  • INSET/Initial Teacher Training

    Please contact us for more details (see below)


    Service Charges

    ISKCON Educational Services aims to both support your teaching and maintain our own work in religious, moral & multicultural education. In certain circumstances we can make concessions, e.g when the RE budget is very low or when we are visiting a distant school and the travel expenses are unusually high. Please feel free to discuss these matters with us.

    All charges are subject to VAT@ 17.5%

    Visits to the temple

  • Without lunch £1.50-£3.00 per head depending on details

  • With lunch £3.50-£5.00 per head depending on details *
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    * Very minimum for groups under 30: - £4.00;
    under 20: - £5 per head

    Visits to your school

  • Travel expenses: By car: 50p/mile or by public transport: refund of tickets etc.
  • £25 - £30 per session (usually 45 - 60 min.) depending on details


    Please contact us for more details


    Please make all cheques payable to ISKCON. We offer one month for settling payment, but prefer to do so on the day.


    Getting in Touch

    If you are interested, then please contact:
    Kirtida Dasi
    ISKCON (Newcastle), 304 Westgate Road Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6AR
    Tel: 0191 2721911


    Initial Teacher Training

    A range of opportunities to RE advisers and other educationalists involved in In-Service Training.

    Books, Artefacts and Resources
    ISKCON Educational Services offers a selection of books and artefacts to help support RE teachers. These are available through mail order. Please ring for more details on 0191 272 1911.