In Reception, pupils have had a creative and colourful time celebrating Diwali – A Hindu festival which took place last week. The word Diwali means ‘rows of lighted lamps’. Diwali is known as the ‘festival of lights’ because houses, shops and public places are decorated with small earthenware oil lamps.
Children drew their own Rangoli patterns, typically drawn on the floor, and lit a tea light to not only guide Lakshmi the Goddess of Wealth to our school but also to represent the lights guiding Rama and Sita home, in the legend of Diwali.
The children also enjoyed making and decorating their own Diva Lamps out of Model Magic. We have loved learning about Diwali!