UK's Broadfield Classrooms Turned Into Temples For A Festival Of Lights
Date 2012/11/1 17:23:22 | Topic: Hindu Press International
UNITED KINGDOM, October 31, 2012 (thisissussex.co.uk): A religious festival of lights was celebrated by all the children at a Broadfield school. School classrooms were turned into temples, with rows of lights scattered across the floor, last Wednesday and Thursday.
Pupils at Seymour Primary School got to dress up in traditional Hindu clothing, try new food and learn about Diwali during two awareness days to educate them on the religious festival.
Neha Nalawade, a teacher at the school, said: "Each year we focus on a different religious festival or celebration to raise awareness and teach the children about other cultures. "We have 26 different languages spoken at our school and we do our best to educate all the children on different religions. "They all thoroughly enjoyed the two days and we even had our head teacher dress up for the occasion."