Our fantastic Year 3s showed an incredible display of art, singing, drama, speaking skills in their highly informative Diwali Assembly.
The children reenacted the story of Rama and Sita, which is about Rama rescuing Sita from a demon King Ravana with the help of Hanuman and his monkey army. They told the story through some fabulous costumes and an abundance of talent and knowledge. They shared art work, facts and performed some singing and dancing too.
Our Deputy Headteacher said “What an incredible assembly! We had a wonderful turnout from parents and carers! Many thanks and a huge well done to the Year 3 team!”
The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali, meaning "rows of lighted lamps". TheHindu Festival of Lights and is celebrated to symbolise “victory of light over dark.” This year, it began on 5 November and lasted for five days, with the main day of celebrations taking place on 7 November.
Houses, shops and public places are decorated with small oil lamps called diyas. People also enjoy fireworks and sweets too, so it's really popular with children.
- Many lights and oil lamps are lit on the streets and in houses
- People visit their relatives and have feasts
- Fireworks and festivities are an essential part of the occasion
- Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, is worshipped as the bringer of blessings for the new year