Today, the whole school celebrated Diwali. Diwali is a Hindi festival that takes place every year in October or November and lasts for 5 days.
The word ‘Diwali’ means row of lights. People decorate their houses, shops and other public places to encourage the Goddess of luck, Lakshmi, to visit and bring blessings and wealth in the new year.
Different regions celebrate different stories of Diwali. In South Asia they tell the story of Rama and Sita returning to Ayodhya after having been exiled for many years. The row of lights were lit by the town’s people to help them find the way home.
In Catkin class they decorated Rangoli patterns and made their own lanterns.
Hazel class made fireworks to celebrate the festival.
Acorn class retold the story of Rama and Sita, with a puppet theatre, while Chestnut class used paper quilling for their Rangoli patterns.
It was fantastic to see the children immersed in the learning