November 11, 2010
Berrow youngsters enjoy week-long Diwali celebrations
Children at Berrow's Primary and Berrow Pre-School have been
celebrating Diwali over the past week.
The pupils took part in a week-long celebration of Diwali, which
ended with a party, as pictured above.
"The children all made and decorated divas which they lit
during the party. They also enjoyed decorating Rangoli patterns
and making fireworks through the week," the school's Daycare
Manager Annette Milburn told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"Each child gave and received a flower garland made from
tissue paper and string. Staff from the Foundation Stage unit
said that the children really enjoyed this special celebration
and were impressed by how well the children learned and understood
the story of Diwali and how the party atmosphere built through
The children had the opportunity to try Indian foods and also
dance to Indian music.
"We feel that it is important for the children to learn
about other cultures and customs. The children really enjoy experiences
such as this, especially when they are made very real for the
children. Nothing is more real than a party with