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Children get a lesson on turban tying

Chaz Singh introduces a young student to the art of tying a turban Credit: ITV News

Students at a primary school in Plymouth are being shown how to put on turbans as part of a Turban Awareness event in the city.

Plymouth has a population of more than 260,000 people and only 89 of them are Sikhs. Perhaps the most prominent of them is Labour councillor Chaz Singh who is famous for his vast range of colourful turbans.

It makes sense therefore that he would want to enlighten people about the turban - which is an article of faith for those who follow the religion.

He's organised the city's first ever Turban Awareness Days, which will not only show the art of tying the head covering but also spread awareness of the Sikh religion. Both men and women are invited.

  • When: Friday 23 and Sunday 25 September
  • Where: Civic Piazza, Plymouth
  • Time: 10am - 5pm
  • Cost: Free

Cllr Singh is also visiting local schools to talk about Sikhism. We caught up with him when he went into Hyde Park Junior School to show pupils how it's done. The school says it's taught them a lot about the faith.