‘Good over evil, light over dark – let’s celebrate the festival of lights!’

‘Good over evil, light over dark – let’s celebrate the festival of lights!’

Shaurya, Year 1

The Year 1 boys were very fortunate that a group of Year 1 mums gave up their morning to create a colourful, beautiful Diwali celebration in class. Siddhant, Avi, Vasisht, Shubh and Shaurya’s mums came to class very early this morning, in traditional dress, in order to set the classroom up for our special celebration. After a welcome message from Shaurya, Shubh’s mum told the story of Rama and Sita, emphasising the importance of honesty, dedication and sincerity – values that are not only important to those who celebrate Diwali, but to everyone in the St Edward’s family.

The children made Diwali cards and decorated the floor with Rangoli patterns using stencils and powder paint. Many boys were keen to try on traditional clothing as they really got into the festival spirit.

Collectively, the mums had made each child a little gift to take home with them this evening – an exquisitely painted clay Diya; there was even one for Mr Suttie!

‘Dhanyavaad’ (thank you)

! शुभ दीवाली !

Tara Blackburn
Year 1 Teacher