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Festival sheds light on religion

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Published by Riverside for Riverside in Education

Laurie Lee Carney, Hana Cummins and Kacey Hayes Laurie Lee Carney, Hana Cummins and Kacey Hayes

Children from a Liverpool infant school have been using the art of light to learn about different religious festivals.

Supported by housing association Riverside, pupils from Anfield Infants School have been enjoying a Festival of Light.

The whole school took part with each year group looking at different religions. The Early Years children looked at Christianity, making advent calendars and Christingles. The Year 1 children looked at Divali, making Rangoli and Divas. The children in Year 2 looked at Hannoukah, making Hanukiah candlesticks.

Anfield Infant School’s Assistant Headteacher Wendy Beaumont said: “As we are approaching Christmas, we thought it would be nice to celebrate other cultures that have festivals at this time of year.”

Riverside’s Community Engagement Officer Sophie Brown, who judged the best creations and handed out prizes, added: “We supported this project because we think it’s important to teach children about cultural diversity and introduce them to the different way people live and why.

“I was really impressed with the enthusiasm the children had for the project.”

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