School’s sparkling Diwali celebration

The preparatory department at Manchester High School for Girls was lit with sparkle as pupils as young as four celebrated Diwali on Thursday 7th November.

The event is part of a range of celebrations organised at Manchester High to raise pupils’ cultural awareness and to enable the school’s parent community to get involved.

Girls got a real taste of ancient Hindu tradition as they crafted Diva lights, coloured Rangoli patterns, made Mehndi paintings and enjoyed an exciting Bollywood dance workshop.

Parents were able to join in for an Indian afternoon tea and see for themselves what fantastic activities their daughters had taken part in.

Rachel Edwards, head of preparatory department, said: “It was great to see the girls so excited and having fun celebrating Diwali. The occasion forms an important part of raising the girls’ awareness of different cultural traditions and it’s fantastic that so many parents came and joined us for the day.”


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