Staff and children celebrated Hindu Diwali festival at the nursery in Windmill Hill Business Park.

Staff dressed up in traditional outfits to give the celebration a more authentic feel.

They introduced nursery children to the Hindu culture, their foods and traditions. 

“The children love an occasion and Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is always popular,” said Lora Worthington.

“We have all been dancing to traditional music and the children have made little Diva tea-light holders, so they can carry on the fun at home.”

Jasbir Mander, the resident expert, provided saris as well as traditional food of vegetable samosas; whereas parents brought white t-shirts for children to decorate. Jasbir is the room leader for two to three-year-olds.

There were other customary foods provided including chapattis, poppadoms, chutneys, and sauces for everyone to savour. There were also conversations about the importance of Diwali to Hindus all over the world.

“This festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance, which are powerful messages to give the very young.

“We mark a range of different cultural and religious events throughout the year to give children a broad understanding of the world around them, and celebrate the diversity within our local community” added Ms. Worthington.


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