On Friday 12th November a little bit of India came to Garden International School, Rayong, in celebration of Diwali, the Festival of Lights.
The stage gleamed with golden garlands, the guests donned colourful Indian dress and the sound of drums echoed through the air.
Hundreds of guests were treated to a spectacular evening of dinner, music and dance. The evening began with a spiritual prayer, in which staff, students and parents joined together to sing for prosperity and luck. Vibrant acts entertained our guests as they sat down to enjoy a feast of Indian food provided by the parents of GIS and Indian by Nature Restaurant, Pattaya.
Earlier in the day, our primary students were treated to a host of cultural workshops led by some of the parents and IB students. The students enjoyed making divas and lanterns, playing cricket, learning Indian dance, and decorating their hands with Henna.
Primary students Hemakshi Prabhu, Shilpi Dhar and Sonal Rao show movements on Indian classical dance.
The audience was entertained by vibrant moves of Indian dances.
A group of secondary students keep the show going with their Indian modern dance.
Shilpi Dhar in Year 6 captivates the audience with her solo dance performance.
Sawarkar Aastha, Chauddhary Ojas, and Baldwa Hansika perform elegantly.
Parents make rangoli.