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Children light up assembly in celebration of Diwali

Colourful costumes, masks, rangoli, diwas and mehndi mark the festival of lights at Feltham Hill Infant and Nursery School

Diwali assembly at Feltham Hill Infant and Nursery School, Bedfont Road, TW13 4LZ. Leah COR, six

Children at a Feltham school dressed in colourful costumes as part of a special assembly to celebrate Diwali which falls today (23).

Year 1 pupils at Feltham Hill Infant and Nursery School put on a spectacular play and dance recreating the story of the ancient Indian epic Ramayana in front of their families, on Wednesday (22).

Through making masks of the characters from the story including the 10-headed Ravana along with clay diwas which are significant to the festival of lights , as they mark the homecoming of Lord Rama and Sita after a period of 14 years in exile where an entire city (Ayodhya) were waiting for them and the streets lit up and decorated with lamps.

 

The children also designed Rangoli patterns which are traditionally created and placed as a sacred welcome in homes during Diwali, and made mehndi patterns.

Their work was presented to proud parents and grandparents.

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