Celebrating the Festival of Lights at MGS

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Celebrating the Festival of Lights at MGS

For the final Boarding House outing this year, we decided to treat the boarders to something special by taking them 300km to Ipoh in the state of Perak Darul Ridzuan.

Celebrating the Festival of Lights at MGS

What a colourful affair it was Matrix Global Schools during the Deepavali celebration! Across campus, it was heart-warming to see the students and teachers working hand-in-hand to raise the bar for our celebration of the Festival of Lights. From classical Indian dances to Tamil rock songs, the performances by the Secondary students truly deserved a standing ovation. It was even more impressive when one of our students from Hengshui performed a song in Hindi!

The same can be said for the performances by our Primary students. Supported by class activities to fit into their IPC Learning Goal of International Mindedness in MIS and into the cultural immersion programme in MPS, the students had a wonderful time experiencing how Deepavali is celebrated by their Indian friends. At the end of the celebrations, everybody took home a pack of omompoodi.

Our little ones were so excited to learn the beautiful traditional stick dance, the Dandiya, and experience different activity stations related to the celebration, specifically devised to enhance early years learning. From playing dress up to making their own Muruku and Thosai, as well as learn to write and pronounce some alphabets in Tamil! As a global school that houses many different cultures, it is always a privilege to be able to celebrate and experience festive occasions like this as one community. Thank you to our student photographers for sharing these wonderful photos. 

Looking forward to the next MGS celebration!