Today we learnt about Remembrance day and the children were given a red poppy as November is the time of the year when we wear a red poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for us during wars.

What is Remembrance Day?

Remembrance Day is on 11 November. It is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts. At one time the day was known as Armistice Day and was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War.

Today the children at CBS also celebrated Diwali.

What is Diwali? Diwali is a festival of light and is celebrated by Hindus in India and all around the world in October or November. It is the Hindu New Year and is either a 3-day or 5-day holiday depending on where you come from.

The children listened to a story about Rama and Sita.

They were given a special Indian sweet to taste at home. We hope you enjoyed it!

A big thank you to Mariam (David’s mum) and Anil, her friend, who organised the presentation and spoke to the children about their traditions.

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