Highfield Children’s Centre Carnival November 1st 2006
What did the Carnival celebrate? • Eid • Diwali • Black History
How did we celebrate? • Staff dressed in costumes; • Site decorated with flags and posters from around the world; • Balloons and bunting; • Displays on Eid, Diwali and Black History; • Book and artefacts display
We had great food……….. • Caribbean food from the catering staff; • Asian food kindly donated by parents.
In our Discovery Room we had…………….. • Tropical juice making; • Caribbean and Asian food tasting; • There were lots of similarities between Asian and Caribbean food.
We also made barfi Recipe • 2 cups milk powder • 1 cup condensed milk • A few drops water • 1 cup ground almonds • A couple of glace cherries • Method In a large bowl, mix the milk powder and the ground almonds, coconut is optional. Once mixed well, add condensed milk and stir until a dough like mixture is formed. If dough is too dry add a few drops of water. Cut the cherries in half and add to the mixture. Grease a tray and spread the mixture evenly. Refrigerate for 30 mins then cut and serve.
In our Art Studio, we had …………………………………………… • Mehndi; • Face painting; • Making divas; • Making carnival masks and streamers; • Outside we made rangoli patterns on the ground.
In our Movement and Imagination Room we had… • An African drumming workshop by Konaud Gnazeley • Dressing up from a cultural perspective; • Limbo dancing; • Karaoke; • A variety show with children playing Tabla drums.
Everyone really had a good time and learnt a lot • “My children will remember this all their life.” Parent • “My child is still talking about this at home.” Parent • “I think we accomplished something special that has had positive community impact, even in ways we can’t imagine.” Member of staff • “Music from the African drummer was brilliant.” Member of staff