Youngsters mark Buddhist holiday

Children at St Gilbert's Kindergarten at Pointon celebrating Bodhi Day.
Children at St Gilbert's Kindergarten at Pointon celebrating Bodhi Day.

Children at St Gilbert’s Kindergarten in Pointon celebrated an important day in the Buddhist calendar earlier this month.

Youngsters got involved in a number of activities on Friday, December 11, to mark Bodhi day – the day in the last sixth century the Buddha is said to have achieved enlightenment beneath the Bodhi tree.

Tasks included making decorations with glitter and sequins, ready to place on to a Bodhi tree in the classroom.

Children also tried a selection of Japanese and Thai foods, even trying their hand at using chopsticks.