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Religious Studies students attend opening night of Opera

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Religious Studies A level students attended the opening night for the English National Opera’s show "Satyagraha". Not only was it the opening night of the show, but their first show post-COVID, so there was much excitement all round!
The opera was over 3 hours long and all in Sanskrit – the classical language of Indian and the liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism - but Ms Shortland had made special programmes so that the students all had a synopsis and translation of the Sanskrit verses that were being sung. The verses used in the opera were from the Bhagavad Gita, which is a key text on the Hinduism pathway in RS, and the opera is based on the life and teachings of Gandhi, the key scholar year 13 students are studying at the moment.