This last week we have had an array of activities to mark Diwali at KWS including the very popular (and what has now become annual) event of Rangoli. Students really enjoyed themselves using the decorative sand to make traditional patterns one lunchtime while listening to some traditional music chosen by older students who celebrate Diwali at home as well. A big thank you to Miss Tailor for helping facilitate this.
Using the theme of “Being the Light” at KWS, I composed some form time activities looking at opportunities for students to “be the light” at school and across their communities in varying situations; doing the right thing, speaking up for others, helping and being positive in what can sometimes be difficult situations. We also looked at how Diwali is celebrated by not just Hindus but also by Sikhs and Jains as well, and explored each of the celebratory reasons.
As well as this, we were treated to some beautiful decorations in the dining hall where HCC laid on a Diwali inspired menu and students enjoyed a film from the Indian Film Industry looking at one man’s journey looking deep within his own identity and outlook in life. Thank you Mrs P Kaur for organising this.
Students were also able to access an array of inspiring literature by Indian authors touching on the theme of “being the light.” in the library this week. Thank you to the library staff for organising this as the students really enjoyed this.
I hope all of our families who have been celebrating Diwali over the weekend have had a fantastic time with their loved ones. It’s been lovely hearing about it from the students and I shall leave you with some photos of our week of celebrating Diwali at KWS.