Owls do Rangoli

Owls spent a colourful morning learning all about rangoli as part of their World Faith Hindu focus week.

Rangoli is an art form, originating in the Indian subcontinent, in which patterns are created on the floor or the ground using materials such as coloured sand, It is usually made during Hindu festivals including Diwali, which the Owls have been learning all about. Rangoli can be seen outside Hindu homes and temples during times of celebration are thought to bring good luck.

The Owls designed their own patterns using shapes and then created them in coloured powder outside their classroom to bring good luck to everyone in our school. They watched a video about how bindis (the red mark on the childrens’ foreheads) can be used to wish good luck and are a focal point during meditation. The class enjoyed experiencing the burning of some incense and then were proudly wearing their red bindis for the rest of the day.  

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