Parents take part in school’s celebrations

Sharing Day at Barningham Primary School. Today they were focusing on celebrations''Pictured: Thomas Harington (4) with mum Sophie making Diva Lamps (Part of Diwali - a hindu festival)
Sharing Day at Barningham Primary School. Today they were focusing on celebrations''Pictured: Thomas Harington (4) with mum Sophie making Diva Lamps (Part of Diwali - a hindu festival)

PARENTS descended on a primary school to help pupils explore different forms of global celebration.

Nearly 30 parents and grandparents joined forces with children at Barningham Primary for a series of creative activities.

Sharing Day at Barningham Primary School. Today they were focusing on celebrations''Pictured; Archie Gibbons (5) with a bowl of food to celebrate sukkot (a Jewish festival)

Sharing Day at Barningham Primary School. Today they were focusing on celebrations''Pictured; Archie Gibbons (5) with a bowl of food to celebrate sukkot (a Jewish festival)

They helped pupils make clay Diva candles to mark the Divali Hindu festival and decorate an outside area of the school as part of the Sukkot Jewish ceremony.

There was also a World War Two themed street party where children made bunting and corned beef and spam sandwiches to celebrate peace and reconciliation.

The fun was part of a share day, which is held once a term to allow relatives to get involved in school tasks.

Headteacher Frances Parr said: “It was absolutely brilliant. One pupil told me it was ‘the best day ever’. Everyone really enjoyed themselves.

“It shows the children that what people celebrate and the way they celebrate is different. It makes them aware of the bigger picture.

“The share day shows parents the range of lovely creative things we do, which they have been really positive about.”