Year 6 pupils at St Mary’s Preparatory School enjoyed celebrating the Hindu festival of Holi on Tuesday this week.
All children at the school cover a broad curriculum in their PSHCE lessons, and this term Year 6 have been studying the Hindu faith.
Supporting their work on the topic, this week the children took part in a Holi Festival celebration. Designed to bring joy to all participants, the Holi Festival represents good overcoming evil, the end of Winter and the start of Spring.
The children learnt about the origins of the festival during their lessons at school, and then took part in the traditional ceremony throwing coloured powder together off site. They were also lucky enough to also sample some traditional food.
The class really enjoyed their new experience, with one pupil describing it as ‘the best day at school ever!’
Kate Bodle, Deputy Headteacher said, “At St. Mary’s School, each year group studies one of the main world religions, building on their knowledge and sharing with other year groups in assemblies later in the term. Our children enjoy regular opportunities for hands on learning, and their PSHCE work perfectly complements our school values that include collaboration and respect. As part of the international Cognita education group, we are very proud to be preparing our pupils to be global citizens.”