Western Primary pupils enjoy a day of Indian culture

Years 3 & 4 at Western Primary School in Harrogate embraced an Indian Culture Day at the beginning of July.

The fun filled day saw the children practice the art of Rangoli Painting, a form of decorative art from India believed to bring good luck. The pupils then moved onto designing some wonderful traditional Indian clothing, full of vibrant colours. For those of a more industrious nature, the opportunity to create and erect an Indian Temple or stately building was possible through the Lego construction materials supplied by the .

The Indian theme continued with a raucous traditional dance class, followed by a more relaxing but rather messy, henna tattooing session using chocolate.

 

Rangoli art in the making
Rangoli art in the making

 

Maddie Fleet, who designed a shimmering Indian dress said:

We learnt about the costumes Indian people wear, they’re really colourful and bright. It was great fun learning about them.

Teacher Dawn Thompson said of the day, “Though this has been a day of fun activities for the staff and the children, it follows the school ethos of educating the children to become citizens of the world.

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