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Grantham school celebrates Diwali Day with dancing and stories

Schoolchildren celebrated the cultural festival of lights with dancing and story telling.

The pupils at Isaac Newton Primary School took part in Diwali Day earlier this month and enjoyed a range of activities as they learnt about the cultural Hindu celebration.

Both pupils and staff experienced Indian dancing to symbolise the various dance events and fairs that take place during Diwali.

They also drew Rangoli patterns which are colourful designs made on the floor outside a house to welcome guests.

Finger puppets were used to retell the story of Rama and Sita, a famous Hindu narrative where the former rescues the latter from a demon King Ravana. Pupils were also given the opportunity to make chocolate ladoo, a famous indian dessert.

Assistant headteacher Sara Pask said: “At Isaac Newton school we immerse ourselves in an enriched curriculum that enthuses the pupils to learn.

“The children had a fantastic day when we celebrated Diwali Day and learnt about how it is celebrated around the world.”

Diwali is the Hindu ‘festival of lights’, an annual event that symbolises the spiritual victory of light over darkness and good over evil. It is observed by several religions and is celebrated across the globe.

Isaac Newton Primary School is part of Community Inclusive Trust.

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