Posts Tagged ‘krishna avanti school’

New Avanti Schools

Friday, August 24th, 2012

We are looking for families with children under the age of 18, or those who are expecting to have children in the near future.

Avanti Schools Trust is considering applying for new Hindu faith schools in several locations to open in 2014.

The schools facilitate children from all backgrounds and abilities on a journey of self-discovery. Our ethos is moulded around a unique personalised approach to learning, with the long-term happiness and fulfilment of the child at the heart of everything that we do. The schools have structured approaches to learning and questioning skills and a clear sense of the sets of knowledge and understanding that are central to informed, articulate and confident citizens.

We promote holistic, responsible lifestyles through a vegetarian diet, a curriculum that integrates yoga and meditation and a built environment that actively fosters environmental concern. Pupils are nurtured and cared for in a way that builds the foundation for their high academic achievement, exemplary character and wholesome sense of identity, set within an open and inclusive school.

By filling out a short questionnaire you will allow us to gather the information needed to demonstrate demand for such schools in your community.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/avantisurvey

The Queen visits the Krishna Avanti School

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The Queen and Prince Philip enjoyed an eclectic mix of music and dance during their Diamond Jubilee tour of Krishna Avanti School on Thursday 29th March.

Crowds lined up along Camrose Avenue, Harrow, to catch a glimpse and as the Queen arrived the children could barely contain their excitement. Once inside she was escorted throughout by Nitesh Gor, one of the Directors of the Avanti Schools Trust, through spectacular song and dance displays by local children and adults. Children representing every school in the borough were invited to take part in the day’s events.

Inside the main hall which contains the deities of Krishna Balaram, Krishna Avanti School children sang Sri Krishna Caitanya, a Vaishnava song written by Narottam Das Thakur, followed by the Hare Krishna mantra. The Queen particularly appreciated the devotional music.

 

Then the Queen unveiled a beautiful tapestry which depicted Caitanya Mahaprabhu dancing in Jarikhanda forest with the animals, a gift from the School to Buckingham Palace.

Srutidharma das explained to the Queen that Caitanya Mahaprabhu taught a philosophy that is “beyond all material designations and differences, and that through singing and dancing we should surrender our hearts to God”.

The children also recited a verse from the Siksastaka which included a translation, explaining that “in order to have peace and prosperity in society we need to imbibe three qualities: humility, tolerance and respect for all others”. Srutidharma das explained that the Krishna Avanti School is based on these values, and the Queen responded “Isn’t that wonderful!”