To finish our Year 5 unit on Hinduism, we studied Diwali, which we have found out is also known as the festival of light, and often honours the goddess Lakshmi. We learnt that in northern India, the festival comes from the story of Rama and Sita, where oil lamps were lit to lead them home after Rama had rescued Sita from the evil Ravana.
We were lucky enough to take part in a Diwali dance workshop, which involved retelling the story of Rama and Sita. We expressed ourselves through dance and movement, and retold parts of the story to music. We all really enjoyed the workshop and had a lot of fun exploring the story of Diwali in more depth!