Pupils at Beacon Primary Academy in Skegness had a taste of India during a day learning about the festival of Diwali
Pupils tasted a variety of hot dishes kindly donated by The Bollywood Restaurant for the curriculum day. The children were very adventurous and agreed that the food was delicious.
During the day pupils painted clay Diwas candle holders they previously made and took part in some traditional dancing with their parents and carers. The adults then stayed for a phonics session helping them to support their children learning to read and write.
Principal Corinna Wright said: “Pupils really enjoyed the day and especially enjoyed sharing their learning with their parents. Students from the Skegness Academy Sixth Form also came along to support the event and thoroughly enjoyed supporting younger children.”
Diwali is celebrated between mid-October and mid-November every year, by Sikhs, Hindus and Jains across the world. The word Diwali means ‘rows of lighted lamps’ which are lit to mark the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness