This month, on Wednesday 15th November, a few children from Year 5 and 6 took part in a fabulous Diwali assembly. The narrators were Rafa, Sara and Sofia. They were accompanied by Roxeth’s very own amazing dance troupe, which included Imogen, Kamsy, Mahi, Mishika and Neolon. The assembly focused on the meaning of Diwali, how it is celebrated and how it is prepare for.
Did you know that Diwali is a five-day Festival of Lights, celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains throughout the world?
The children saw a video clip about the story of Rama and Sita and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.
We found out about some of the children’s own celebrations of Diwali and the New Year: cleaning and decorating the house with rangoli patterns, wearing new clothes, lighting diyas and candles, going to the temple and meeting family and friends to share delicious Indian food and sweets. Mrs Raja (5G) also shared some photos and video clips of her Diwali celebrations including a fireworks party! The children were mesmerised with the loud, vibrant and colourful fireworks party at Mrs Raja’s house!
Diwali is a fun, happy time spent with family and friends. We hope that, for those families who celebrated Diwali on Sunday 12th November, they had a lovely time. Happy Diwali!