Indian Week 2012

Derwent Vale school was transported to India to learn all about Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights during November 2012.

Everybody in the school spent the week taking part in activities to learn about Diwali and Indian culture, including mehndi hand painting, making tealight holders from clay, creating Rangoli patterns, finding out about Indian Gods and making some traditional Indian food, including samosas!

The week ended with a fantastic Bollywood dance in the Hall by all children in the school from Reception to YR6, surrounded by the brilliant art work that had been completed that week. It was standing room only as the children's enthusiasm for Indian Week obviously rubbed off onto family and friends who packed into the Hall to support the children performing their dance.