Learning About Diwali

A recent Brown Bag seminar at Berry Hill Elementary School offered fourth- and fifth-graders an opportunity to learn about the cultural significance of Diwali, a religious celebration associated with Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism, also known as the Festival of Lights. Participating students were shown different items that are prominent during Diwali, including special clothing, Diyas (oil lamps) and colorful Rangoli designs.
Berry Hill students are offered a variety of experiences to enhance, extend and enrich their learning through these optional Brown Bag Seminars, which are made available during select recess periods. Guest speakers are invited to present on appealing topics as identified through student interest inventories.