Last night saw one of the highlights of the Primary School calendar-our annual ‘Festival of Lights’! As ever at DSB, preparations for the festival celebrations are rooted in the curriculum: the children script their own work in literacy, prepare their dances in PE, use their art and design technology lessons to make their lanterns and explore many other areas of the curriculum too!

This year, the festival was also the perfect opportunity to share some of the curriculum extension activities which take place in Enrichment and ASAs. We must extend our thanks to Selma and Alpa who joined us last night to support their groups. Thanks too, to our Secondary hosts who compère the event in five languages!

As ever, Friends were on hand to provide lots of delicious foods and drink as well as provide the beautiful rangoli to welcome the audience as they arrive. Some of our Friends also helped Nitya, Jasmine and Wendy at our charity stall.

Music is, of course, a major element of the celebrations too and, again, it was lovely to see all of the Primary children singing and performing together; well done to Ms Lisa for coordinating it all!

Another theme this year, in line with the school’s commitment to the environment, was ‘up-cycling’. It may not have been apparent from the amazing quality of the finished products, but all the lanterns this year were made of re-used items, especially bottles, and CD covers!

Of course, the biggest praise must go to the performers themselves. Following the show one parent put this quite succinctly when she commented: “what is always so lovely about DSB is that the children on stage always look like they are thoroughly enjoying every moment!” We are sure all who were there last night would agree that the student truly enjoyed every moment and put of a wonderful performance. Well done to you all.

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