Mahashivaratri was celebrated by Hindus, around the world, on Friday 8 March. Mahashivratri is a Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Shiva – one of the deities of the Hindu Trinity. most Hindu festivals are celebrated during the day, Mahashivratri is celebrated during the night and day that come just before the new moon. On that day, due to their Hindu RE learning. Y4 participated in an RE role-play lesson, led by Mrs Mulhall (who, interestingly, is an RE specialist and spent taught in India). The children role-played the aarti ritual. To remind the children that they were role-playing, children were invited to wear a headscarf and took their shoes off, outside the hall – just as you would if you were to enter a Hindu Temple. In the ‘homemade’ temple they were greeted by Mrs Wheal and Mrs Mulhall who helped each child role-play the aarti ritual. The children enjoyed the role-play and hearing the story about Shiva too. The children used all their senses and understood why this was an important part of the ritual.

25th March 2024
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