Posted by Kayleigh McLeod on the 12 Nov 2015

This week students in all centres celebrated Diwali, an ancient Hindu festival, which signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. Some students came in their traditional Indian attire, with homemade snacks and treats for all to enjoy. Students explored and experienced the celebration with music, activities and lights.

An art workshop was also set up for students to interpret the festival in their own way. One class combined the Diwali celebration with Holi (festival of colour) and had some fun with paint powder, aiming for a wall but ending up with most of it over themselves!

Head of Learning Centre, Indy Sunner said “this celebration was a great way to help students understand and recognise diversity and differences in the community. It was a really fun way to get students learning and enjoying at the same time.”