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Celebrating Diwali at Devonshire Day Nursery

Festivities were well underway at Devonshire Day Nursery in Chiswick as delighted children joined millions of people worldwide in celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali.

At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ setting on Bennett Street, pre-schoolers were able to explore a range of props and traditional clothing to learn more about the ‘Festival of Lights’, including Diya lamps and colourful bangles which were kindly provided by Nursery Practitioner, Jayantha Tawcasious, who celebrates the occasion herself.  

Devonshire Day Nursery Manager, Emmy Avery explained;

“We love to mark a range of religious and cultural events throughout the year to give the children a better understanding of the wider world around them and to celebrate the diversity in our local community. We had a brilliant time showcasing our creativity and learning about the meaning behind the festival, which tells of the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness, which is a powerful message for everyone.”