pupils learn about Diwali festival and light celebration
from Specsavers in Burnham-On-Sea donned brightly coloured Indian
dress and performed a traditional dance at Burnham Infants and St
Josephs School this week to celebrate Diwali.
at both schools not only learnt about the Hindu festival of lights
but also about how our eyes help us to see colour in everyday life
and the importance of eye health. They were also given an iSpy education
pack and a childrens eye health magazine.
visit took place as part of National Childrens Eye Health
Week to teach the children about the importance of eye health after
research revealed that over two fifths of parents say their children
havent had a test at an opticians in the recommended last
two years (41%).
Rama, store manager from Specsavers in Burnham, says: "We wanted
to bring to life the importance of eye health to a young audience
in a lively and fun way. Diwali is a celebration of colour and the
only we can experience this is through good eye health."
with undiagnosed eye health conditions could face severe consequences
for their education and wellbeing. Early detection between the ages
of three and eight though can identify and treat many conditions."
Sadiq, head teacher from Burnham Infants, added: "The children
were enthralled by Sais traditional dress and her performance
of a Diwali dance. It was a wonderful way to bring to life the importance
of looking after our eyes that the children could connect with,
a lesson I have no doubt they will remember."