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Holi 2018: Clayhall primary school celebrate

PUBLISHED: 12:39 14 March 2018

Children at Gilbert Colvin Primary School celebrating Holi by throwing coloured powder at each other

Children at Gilbert Colvin Primary School celebrating Holi by throwing coloured powder at each other

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Primary school pupils of all faiths and none plastered each other in coloured powder in celebration of the hindu festival Holi last week.

Around two hundred children and staff members gathered at Gilbert Colvin Primary School, in Strafford Avenue, to coat each other in colour on Friday (March 9).

Revellers throw coloured powder at each other to celebrate the coming of Spring.

Year 3 and 4 teacher Ruth Wajchendler said: “Everyone really enjoyed it.

“The children had lots of fun.

“It not everyday you get to cover your teachers in paint.”

The Holi celebration was the latest in a series of “pop-up” celebrations run by the school, following Eid and Chanukah events last year.

Ahead of the powder throwing, children were taught about the meaning behind the Hindu festival of colour in religious education classes and a school assembly.

She added: “They learned about Holi and got to experience it themselves.

“We are really pleased we did it.”

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