Pupils at Exeter Primary School, Corby, learned about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, thanks to Sunita Prasad who has launched a business to bridge a cultural divide.
She launched Little Inspirations in October and aims to take her Hindu faith into the classroom, using pictures, sarees and other Indian artefacts to bring lessons to life.
Sunita, of Corby, said: “People in the town are not exposed to Asian faiths and children are often unable to ask about celebrations and why they are held.
“Since I was a child, I have loved the stories we tell of our Hindu gods and goddesses. I’ve loved being part of all our festivals and visiting India. Now, it is a great pleasure to impart my knowledge to curious minds and make religious education a thought-inspiring and fascinating lesson.”
Exeter Primary school is one of the first in Northamptonshire to enlist the help of Little Inspirations and during two days pupils in reception class, Year 1 and Year 2 were treated to lessons and an assembly about Diwali, given by Sunita.
Little Inspirations also offers face-painting, henna and saree parties.
For more information visit www.littleinspirations.biz.