A DENBIGH school was awash with colour as pupils celebrated Holi, a popular ancient Hindu festival.

Year six pupils at Myddelton College have been learning about Hinduism in their religious education lessons.

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As part of the Spring festival of fertility and harvest, which marks Hindu legends, the pupils delivered an assembly to the whole college to share the work they had carried out and to tell the rest of the school about the Holi festival.

To finish the day, pupils covered each other in rainbow-hue powder paints.

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Katie Gresley-Jones, year six class teacher, said: "We began by running a carousel of activities for years five to seven to teach our students about the main Hindu Gods and Goddesses, mandalas and Mehndi. We followed this by lighting a bonfire to symbolise the triumph of good over bad.

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A bonfire is lit, called Holika, which celebrates the victory of good over evil and also the triumph of devotion to God

"Following on from the work we did over National Story Telling Week, Samuel Duke-Williams [year six] told the Hindu story of Holika and Prahlad as we sat around the fire and ate pancakes. "Finally, we began the most joyful part of the festival by covering each other in colourful paint powders.

"It really was fabulous."

Holi is considered as one of the most revered and celebrated festivals of India and it is celebrated in almost every part of the country.