Northleach C of E Primary School

Diwali - The Festival of Light

In RE the children have been learning about Diwali and the Festival of Light.  We looked at how Hindus celebrate this festival and the types of activities that might take place.  It’s an amazingly vibrant festival full of light, dance and joy.  It celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word Deepavali which means row of lights.

The children looked at when, how and why Hindus celebrate Diwali and then they made their own Diwali lamps using paper plates. 

Diwali - the Festival of Light