Diwali is a Hindu festival with lights, held in the period October to November. It is particularly associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the financial year in India. Aveley North Primary School have many families celebrating and we wanted to have meaningful conversations and rich learning experiences around the celebration. A small group of talented parents came and created four Rangoli art pieces in each of the blocks. The Art room was open during lunch to make Diwali greeting cards and colour rangoli patterns. Two students shared Parai Tamil drumming across the school. Parai means “To speak or to communicate”. It is also one of the earliest percussion instruments dating back to prehistoric times. It was interesting learning about other cultures and we can’t wait to continue building relationships with all of our Aveley North families.