This week the children have been undertaking different activities in preparation for our celebration of Persian New Year which will take place on Monday. This is the first time that we have marked this event at John Colet and it has provided a wonderful opportunity for the children to learn about another culture. Each class has been busy making items which will be placed on a special table which will be on display outside the library. The different items placed on the table are all symbolic and represent good intentions for the coming year. Each item starts with an S.
- Sabzeh (sprouted wheat grass): For rebirth and renewal of nature
- Seeb (apples): For health and beauty
- Sir (garlic): For good health
- Samanu (wheat pudding): For fertility and the sweetness of life
- Sumac (crushed spice of berries): For the sunrise and the spice of life
- Senjed (sweet dry fruit of the lotus tree): For love and affection
- Serkeh (vinegar): For patience and age
- Sham (candles) For the light of wisdom
- Sonbol (Hyacinth) For rebirth and renewal of nature
- Sekeh (Coins) For wealth
A big thank you to all the parents who have helped to support this event. It will be an enriching experience for all the children.