Co-organised by the Island School Social Justice Group and the Student Union, the festival of light was celebrated with jubilance and joy among the Island School community between 1-5 November.
The week kicked off with assemblies telling the story about the legend of Diwali and how it is celebrated in different parts of India and the world. Focused on building cultural awareness, the assemblies made the school community a even more inclusive place than it already is. Nivedha Babu from 10E also performed the Kathak dance during the assembly.
To lighten up the Diwali spirits, a wide range of Diwali-themed activities were held in both campuses. Art students and volunteers meticulously drew Henna tattoos on the hands of students, to express fortune and prosperity. Students also took part in the Rangoli design competition as well as the Diya decoration workshop, adding a fusion of colors in the creative hub! Last but not least, the Diwali team launched a Dress Diwali day on the 5th November, where students came to school wearing traditional Diwali wear, and vivid colors of red, orange, and yellow.
Freya Mignon (11N) expressed, “The Dress Diwali day allowed me to express my culture, I really enjoyed it! Island School is great at bringing in diverse cultures and including every student into the IS community.”
Diwali celebration this year was a huge success, and we look forward to lifting the Diwali spirits even higher next year!
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Article by Hailey Lau and Nishita Raje, Media Team