Oakley Vale Primary School

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Diwali celebrations

Diwali celebrations

On 21st October the whole school took part in Diwali festivities, which focused on learning how people celebrate Diwali – the festival of light.

Students had opportunities to dress in cultural celebration clothing, make rangoli patterns, diva lamps, write their own poems and re-tell the Rama and Sita story.

The whole school joined in tasting traditional Diwali celebration foods. We were joined in assembly by one of our Year one mums and aunt who spoke about how they celebrate Diwali as a family.

Principal Miss Goodwin said ’It was wonderful to have visitors from our local community speak to the children about their own experiences and celebrations and for all of the students to gain a greater understanding about the Diwali festival.’