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By Western Gazette - North Dorset  |  Posted: November 29, 2012

  • CULTURAL AWARENESS: Pupils of Oaklands Primary School, in Yeovil, had fun learning about the Hindu festival of lights. Known as Diwali, it is one of the most popular festivals to come from South Asia. The five-day festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Schoolchildren James, 6, and Lacey, 6, (pictured above) dress in traditional clothes typical of the region. Picture by Jennie Banks

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PLAYING GAMES: Pupils of Ilchester Junior School now benefit from new equipment in their playground. Our picture shows Matt Goodwin, chairman of the Friends of Ilchester School, cutting the ribbon at the official opening. He is with, from left, Sue Small, Kim Mapletoft, Carolyn Rouse and deputy head teacher Nick Arnold. Picture by Laura Jones WGLJ20120918E

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