P3-4S Learn About Diwali

Diwali craftwork displaying Diwali lamps from P3-4S.

P3/4S have been learning about Diwali with our student Miss Brannen. They have been learning about the significance of light  and also a Diwali dance which they really enjoyed. The class also made some Diwali lamps.

Diwali is a festival of lights and celebrated by hindus, jains, sikhs and some buddhists. The festival usually lasts five days. Diwali signifies the victory of good over evil. The lights and diyas are present everywhere signifying the eradication of dark shadows and evil. All the people celebrating and praying together create an atmosphere of love and purity. It is the day to reflect on one’s past and make better decisions in the coming year.

UNCRC/RRSA

Article 29 –  Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

Article 31 – Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Curriculum for Excellence – Experiences & Outcomes

I am discovering how followers of world religions demonstrate their beliefs through prayer/meditation, worship and special ceremonies. I am developing respect for the practices and traditions of others. RME 1-06a

I am developing an awareness of the ways in which followers of world religions celebrate different times of year and can relate these to my own life and community. RME 1-06b

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