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School Celebrations

                        Mela 2022


As a whole school community we all celebrated Mela. This is where we celebrate all of the festivals from the different cultures. All of our families were invited to each make and send in food for the children to enjoy.


We did lots of arts and crafts during the day. We had parent volunteers come into school to draw henna patterns on the children's  hands.


We had dance classes from different cultures that the children and staff enjoyed performing.


We had assemblies, where the children got to show their parents what they had been doing for Mela, from reading poems, to performing dances, to making scarecrows.


To end the wonderful day, the children had a feast in their classrooms, where they got to taste a variety of delicious food prepared for them by their parents/carers. The parents/carers gathered in the hall where they had their own feast and an opportunity to speak to other families within our school community.


It was a great community event, enjoyed by all.


Please take a look at the photos to see what amazing things took place in our school.


Mela Celebration PowerPoint part 1

We celebrated Diwali as a whole school. We invited two Hindu families into our school to work with each class. Each class listened to Indian music and some even tried a dance or two. The children spent the day being creative, having fun and learning all about Diwali. The visitors, children and staff had a great day.

We enjoyed Bollywood dancing

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Everyone had a go at dancing Bollywood style.

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We had a special visitor in our school, a Hindu Priest named Sanat. He spoke to us about the religion of Hinduism and what it meant to him. He also taught us how and why Hindu's celebrate Diwali.

We had one of our parents visit our school to work with some children from EYFS and KS1. The children used bright colured powder to create a beautiful rangoli masterpiece to celebrate Diwali.

The children in KS2 worked collaboratively to create their own stunning rangoli pattern to celebrate Diwali.