Form 1 came together for an interactive and hands-on learning experience to find out what Diwali is, who celebrates it and how it is celebrated. They enjoyed three activities including retelling the story of Rama and Sita, creating rangoli patterns and Indian dancing. They used masks and took on characters and acted out the stories in groups and performed this to their peers.
In their dance lessons the children learned some traditional hand gestures such as the ‘lotus’ and ‘picking a flower’. They mirrored each other and used traditional moves to create a small group dance. One of the children explained, “I loved working in groups to make our huge rangoli pattern out of coloured sand. It looked beautiful at the end.” Another said, “We made diva lamps and learnt about how Diwali is celebrated; our Wow day made it really special.”